how to pronounce insult


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insult is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of insult in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… no one can insult you without your …”

meanings of insult


  1. An assault or attack; (specifically, military, obsolete) an assault, attack, or onset carried out without preparation.
  2. Action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude; a particular act or statement having this effect.
  3. Something causing disease or injury to the body or bodily processes; the injury so caused.
  4. Something that causes offence (for example, by being of an unacceptable quality).
  5. An act of leaping upon.


  1. To assail, assault, or attack; (specifically, military) to carry out an assault, attack, or onset without preparation.
  2. To behave in an obnoxious and superior manner (against or over someone).
  3. To leap or trample upon.
  4. To be insensitive, insolent, or rude to (somebody); to affront or demean (someone).

insult frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word insult occurs in english on average 7.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics insult can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that insult can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with insult


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