affront: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-frunt'), [key]
— n.
  1. a personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display of disrespect; intentional slight; insult: an affront to the king.
  2. an offense to one's dignity or self-respect.
  1. to offend by an open manifestation of disrespect or insolence: His speech affronted all of us.
  2. to make ashamed or confused; embarrass.
  3. to front; face; look on.
  4. to meet or encounter face to face; confront.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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