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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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The insultingly trivial "Brexit means Brexit" mantra has been used as a substitute for constructive thought, and the lady whose gurus devised it has deservedly got her comeuppance.
He's been tasked with providing security for her due to some kidnappers' threats, but she keeps insultingly eluding his protection and disobeying him with scornful impunity, so he finally quits-and viewers cheer his perfectly understandable decision.
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There's also an, albeit insultingly basic, description of his appearance, and of the partner, Haydn, who I know right away is the p*** I saw at Ealing Broadway that night when it was probably my own intrusive behaviour that flushed them into such a sketchy looking tete-atete.
And now we have the revelation of huge delays in dealing with compensation claims which the Government insultingly describes as reflecting a compensation culture on the part of men and women who may risk their lives in the course of serving their country.