how to pronounce insult


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The above transcription of insult is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

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).

words that rhyme with insult


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