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synonyms for affronting

  • abuse
  • anger
  • annoy
  • confront
  • criticize
  • displease
  • dispraise
  • encounter
  • face
  • meet
  • offend
  • outrage
  • pique
  • provoke
  • slander
  • slight
  • taunt
  • vex
  • dump on
  • give a zinger
  • give the cold shoulder
  • hit where one lives
  • put down
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antonyms for affronting

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  • aid
  • approve
  • avoid
  • calm
  • compliment
  • delight
  • flatter
  • help
  • make happy
  • please
  • praise
  • respect
  • retreat
  • soothe
  • appease
  • assuage
  • gratify
  • mollify
  • placate
  • satisfy
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How to use affronting in a sentence

She heard a great many affronting speeches and raillery very disagreeable to a woman, which she only laughed at.
THE ARABIAN NIGHTSUNKNOWN
And now by affronting of both the Armies, the plots and labours of many moneths, were reduced to the hazard of a few houres.
THE LIVES OF THE III NORMANS, KINGS OF ENGLAND: WILLIAM THE FIRST, WILLIAM THE SECOND, HENRIE THE FIRSTJOHN HAYWARD
Remember that not he who gives ill language or a blow affronts, but the principle which represents these things as affronting.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.VARIOUS
They were meekly going to their tasks while he was affronting men with more millions than he had checks on the newest suit.
BUNKER BEANHARRY LEON WILSON
Mrs. Grundy had a great deal to say against Richard Burton, and, life through, he took a peculiar delight in affronting her.
THE LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTONTHOMAS WRIGHT
He had been accused of boyish dash and temerity in affronting English feeling with a larger demand.
CHILDREN OF THE MARKET PLACEEDGAR LEE MASTERS
Suppose he should never propose for her, what a way she will be in after affronting my brother and all!
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 5 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
It made her feel stronger and better capable of affronting the difficulties of life.
THE EXPLORERW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Not a little pride in affronting opinion may have kindled the glow of his sudden resolve.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 100, FEBRUARY, 1866VARIOUS
If it hadna been fear for affronting a good steady customer, you shoudna hae been here.
THE SHEPHERD'S CALENDARJAMES HOGG
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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