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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: insult /ˈɪnˌsʌlt/ 
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pluralinsults
  1. an offensive remark
    throw/hurl insults at someone:

    He stormed off the field, hurling insults at the umpire.

    1. a.
      something that seems to show a lack of respect for someone or something
      be an insult to:

      Such low wages are an insult to hard-working employees.

      This exam is an insult to students' intelligence.

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