What is insult?


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".

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Some articles on insult:

Maternal Insult
... 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 regional variants, frequently used to ... Used as an insult, "your mother..." preys on widespread sentiments of filial piety, making the insult particularly and globally offensive ... "Your mother" can be combined with most types of insults, although suggestions of promiscuity are particularly common ...
Steve Millar - Musical History - Insult To Injury
... 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 ...
Shoe Tossing - Insult
... In many 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 ...
Schijt - Miscellaneous Profanity
... 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") ...

More definitions of "insult":

  • (verb): Treat, mention, or speak to rudely.
    Synonyms: diss, affront
  • (noun): A deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of an affront.
    Example: "Turning his back on me was a deliberate insult"
    Synonyms: affront

Famous quotes containing the word insult:

    Though a censure lies against those who are poor and proud, yet is Pride sooner to be forgiven in a poor person than in a rich one; since in the latter it is insult and arrogance; in the former, it may be a defense against temptations to dishonesty; and, if manifested on proper occasions, may indicate a natural bravery of mind, which the frowns of fortune cannot depress.
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    Amplification is the vice of modern oratory. It is an insult to an assembly of reasonable men, disgusting and revolting instead of persuading. Speeches measured by the hour, die by the hour.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can’t ignore it, top it; if you can’t top it, laugh at it; if you can’t laugh at it, it’s probably deserved.
    Russell Lynes (b. 1910)