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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaffrontaf‧front1 /əˈfrʌnt/ verb [transitive] formal  OFFENDto offend or insult someone, especially by not showing respectbe affronted by something He stepped back, affronted by the question.→ See Verb table
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affrontAny breach of individual liberties affronts and incenses us.His brother Austen, affronted by the lack of respect paid to his seniority, reluctantly accepted the Admiralty outside the Cabinet.He hated it, kicked it when it affronted him.Buying an airline seemed foolhardy and unnecessarily ostentatious: it affronted his sense of proportion.And what affronts the system most of all is the idea that the state could help to support women's independence.
affrontaffront2 noun [countable usually singular]  INSULTa remark or action that offends or insults someoneaffront to The comments were an affront to his pride.
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affrontWhen self-regard is so shatteringly undermined, the symbols of a former shaky greatness become almost an affront.Nonconformists saw slavery as an affront to their religion; utilitarians dismissed it as inefficient.By contrast, bureaucrats tend to regard advice from superiors as an affront and are not shy about saying so.This is both an affront and a challenge.Only boys like the ones at Ferguson could carry off such an affront.She felt that his behaviour was an affront to her dignity as a human being.But the Lower East Side was merely squalid-an intolerable affront to respectable folk.That had been the coldest of affronts to her family and even to her own heart.Though I only intended it as a joke, he took it as a personal affront.The two are said to have been turned into lions because of some affront offered either to Zeus or to Aphrodite.Lucy was so shocked by these affronts that she remained speechless for the rest of the evening.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyaffront
he, she, itaffronts
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyaffronted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave affronted
he, she, ithas affronted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad affronted
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill affront
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have affronted
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