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English Dictionary: insulting by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Insulting \In*sult"ing\, a.
      Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to
      insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc. --
      {In*sult"ing*ly}, adv.
      Syn: Insolent; impertinent; saucy; rude; abusive;
               contemptuous. See {Insolent}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Insult \In*sult"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Insulted}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Insulting}.] [F. insulter, L. insultare, freq. fr.
      insilire to leap into or upon; pref. in- in, on + salire to
      leap. See {Salient}.]
      1. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
            [Obs.] --Shak.
      2. To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by
            word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a
            liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.
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