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to say things that are intended to annoy or insult people, especially sporting opponents or rivals
to say or do something offensive
to make someone upset and angry by doing or saying something
to hurt someone’s feelings by doing or saying something unpleasant
to make someone feel embarrassed or offended by saying or doing something offensive or immoral
to insult someone by ignoring them or being rude to them
to say something that you should not say because you have no right to say it or because it upsets someone
to offend someone by doing something that they should be responsible for or that they have the authority to do
if people trade blows or insults, they hit or insult each other
the British spelling of appall
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
the thick make-up that actors put on their faces
moving with rhythm, together as one
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Free thesaurus definition of to insult or offend someone from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.