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in·sult

(in'sŭlt),
An injury, attack, or trauma.
[LL. insultus, fr L. insulto, to spring on]

insult

(ĭn-sŭlt′)
v. in·sulted, in·sulting, in·sults
n. (ĭn′sŭlt′)
a. Medicine A bodily injury, irritation, or trauma.
b. Something that causes injury, irritation, or trauma: "the middle of the Bronx, buffeted and poisoned by the worst environmental insults that urban America can dish out" (William K. Stevens).

in·sult′er n.
in·sult′ing·ly adv.

insult

Medtalk noun Any stressful stimulus which, under normal circumstances, does not affect the host organism, but which may result in morbidity, when it occurs in a background of preexisting compromising conditions

in·sult

(in'sŭlt)
An injury, attack, or trauma.
[LL. insultus, fr L. insulto, to spring on]

insult

Any injury, trauma, poisoning or irritation to the body.
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He then called Exhibition Avenue police station and started insulting the police officer in his absence.
"The second aggravating factor was what Mr Suarez said when using the insulting words.
Insulting the King is liable to one year to five years in jail and a fine of 2 million [$500] to 10 million riel'.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) quoted as informed source as telling it Soheil Arabi, 30, had kept eight Facebook pages under different names and admitted to posting material insulting to the Prophet on these pages.
The first report accuses Youssef of insulting Prosecutor General Tala'at Abdullah and officers charged with guarding the High Court through Twitter.
The 28-year-old Dutch woman pleaded not guilty to insulting two policemen and insulting religion when she appeared at Dubai Court of Misdemeanours yesterday.
According to the BBC, Section 5 of the 1986 Public Order Act currently means that 'threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour' might be deemed a criminal offence.
The cleric asked the international and legal bodies, elites, academics, art and media people to protest against these insulting moves leveled against Islam and divinity.
"This behavior points out the capacity and moral of fans that got so comfortable that they started insulting their fellow citizens," said Mani.
THE NATIONALIST outfit ELAM (National People's Front) yesterday claimed to be the victims of state harassment after six of its members were accused of insulting President Christofias during an EOKA memorial event last week.
He is a good player but when you see him on the pitch, he just keeps on insulting the referees.
I'm not mad, I just found it insulting putting me in the movie with someone else playing the character I used to play."