insult
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insult(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to affront)
a. insultar
The man in the store began to shout and insult me without any kind of provocation.El hombre de la tienda empezó a chillarme e insultarme sin provocación alguna por mi parte.
b. ofender
I wasn't trying to insult her, but rather to offer her some constructive criticism.No quería ofenderla, sino hacerle una crítica constructiva.
c. injuriar
He is accused of insulting and hitting several of his employees.Se le acusa de injuriar y golpear a varios de sus empleados.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (affront)
a. el insulto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think the party's campaign is an insult to the voters' intelligence.Yo creo que la campaña del partido es un insulto a la inteligencia de los votantes.
b. la ofensa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They took our lack of trust as an insult.Se tomaron nuestra falta de confianza como una ofensa.
c. la injuria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I shall not tolerate such insults from scum like you.No toleraré injurias semejantes de escoria como tú.
d. la afrenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Insults against the king will be severely punished.Toda afrenta al rey será severamente castigada.
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insult
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (words, action)
a. el insulto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to add insult to injury…para colmo…
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. insultar
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insult [ˈɪnsʌlt]
noun
insulto (m); injuria (f) (formal)
they are an insult to the profession son un insulto para la profesión
and to add insult to injury y para colmo de males; y por si esto fuera poco
[ɪnˈsʌlt]
transitive verb
[+person] insultar; ofender
he felt insulted by this offer tomó esta oferta como un insulto or una ofensa; now don't feel insulted no te ofendas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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