An insult is an expression, statement (or sometimes behavior) which is considered degrading, offensive and impolite. Insults (sometimes called "cracks" "remarks" or one-liners) may be intentional or accidental. An insult may be factual, but at the same time pejorative, such as the word "inbred".
Other articles related to "insult, insults":
... Insult to Injury was an Appleton, Wisconsin ska punk band that featured Millar on both guitar and saxophone ... Insult to Injury split up in 1999 ...
... Arab cultures, it is considered an extreme insult to throw a shoe at someone ... Shoe throwing as an insult is not just limited to the Muslim world, as there are also other notable incidents that have occurred involving other celebrities and world leaders ...
... sukkel Sukkel is a relatively mild insult, typically aimed at boys and men ... sul Sul is a relatively mild insult, typically aimed at boys and men ... It can be used to intensify an insult, for example in the common expression "vuile tyfushoer" ("filthy typhoid whore") ...
... A maternal insult (also referred to as a yo momma joke) is a reference to a person's mother through the use of phrases such as "your mother" or other ... Used as an insult, "your mother..." preys on widespread sentiments of filial piety, making the insult particularly and globally offensive ... mother" can be combined with most types of insults, although suggestions of promiscuity are particularly common ...
Famous quotes containing the word insult:
“I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.”
—Abraham Lincoln (18091865)
“A doll in the doll-makers house
Looks at the cradle and bawls:
That is an insult to us.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try their effect on our humanity. Only daring and insolent men, perchance, go there. Simple races, as savages, do not climb mountains,their tops are sacred and mysterious tracts never visited by them. Pomola is always angry with those who climb the summit of Ktaadn.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)