Pronunciation: ( —v.in-sult'; —n.in'sult),[key] —v.t. 1. to treat or speak to insolently or with contemptuous rudeness; affront.
2. to affect as an affront; offend or demean.
3. Archaic.to attack; assault.
—v.i. Archaic.to behave with insolent triumph; exult contemptuously (usually fol. by on, upon, or over).
—n. 1. an insolent or contemptuously rude action or remark; affront.
2. something having the effect of an affront: That book is an insult to one's intelligence. 3. Med. a. an injury or trauma.
b. an agent that inflicts this.
4. Archaic.an attack or assault.