- IPA: /əˈfɹʌnt/
affront (affronts, present participle affronting; past and past participle affronted)
- To insult intentionally, especially openly.
- To meet defiantly; to confront.
- to affront death
- 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 436:
- Avignon was beginning to settle down for the night – that long painful stretch of time which must somehow be affronted.
- (obsolete) To meet or encounter face to face.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i], page 265 ↗, column 1:
- Sweet Gertrude leaue vs too, / For we haue cloſely ſent for Hamlet hither, / That he, as ’twere by accident, may there / Affront Ophelia.
- See also Thesaurus:offend
- French: défier, jeter le gant, envoyer un cartel
- German: beleidigen
- Italian: insultare
- Portuguese: afrontar
- Russian: оскорбля́ть
- Spanish: afrentar, ofender
- French: rencontrer sur le terrain, aller sur le pré
- Spanish: afrontar, confrontar
affront (plural affronts)
- An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.
- Such behavior is an affront to society.
- (obsolete) A hostile encounter or meeting.
- See also Thesaurus:offense
- French: défi, affront
- German: Affront
- Italian: affronto
- Portuguese: afronta
- Russian: оскорбле́ние
- Spanish: afrenta, afruenta, baldón