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That the “short list” was most of the world, or that the term ultimately devolved into an insult, seems unsurprising in retrospect.
AMERICA IS A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY NOWELLEN MCGIRTSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
It was an insult to the public as well, and a sad example of the state of American democracy five weeks before the election.
ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: DEBATE COMMISSION SAYS IT WILL CHANGE STRUCTURE TO ENSURE MORE ‘ORDERLY DISCUSSION’JOHN WAGNER, FELICIA SONMEZ, AMY B WANGSEPTEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It wasn’t the insults or shouting that put the markets into a risk-off mood.
GLOBAL INVESTORS DUMP STOCKS AS PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FIREWORKS ESCALATE ELECTION JITTERSBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
“Streamlining,” wrote Technical Editor Kevin Cameron in a February, 2002, piece about the star of the 2001 Tokyo Show, “would just be an insult to the air-crushing power of the supercharged engine.”
22 OF THE WEIRDEST CONCEPT MOTORCYCLES EVER MADEBY JOHN BURNS/CYCLE WORLDSEPTEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Adding insult to injury, my coworkers and I were offered only a pittance of severance to tide us over through this incredible time of uncertainty.
WHY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MUST MAKE A CLEAN BREAK WITH WALL STREETMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
These are the subtle snubs or insults experienced in the everyday lives of underrepresented people, including students.
THIS SCIENTIST WANTS TO KNOW HOW RACIAL DISCRIMINATION GETS ‘UNDER THE SKIN’ESTHER LANDHUISMARCH 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Her team also is studying countermeasures to those snubs and insults.
THIS SCIENTIST WANTS TO KNOW HOW RACIAL DISCRIMINATION GETS ‘UNDER THE SKIN’ESTHER LANDHUISMARCH 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Yet how came it that even a low-caste mongrel of a Lascar should offer such an overt insult to a Brahmin!
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He passed to and fro in the city without the least insult being offered him by any Spaniard.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Insult and outrage seemed to have given that bodily vigour to Ripperda, which medicine and surgery had taken no pains to restore.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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WORDS RELATED TO INSULT

  • aspersion
  • back-handed compliment
  • home truth
  • insult
  • no compliment
  • slap in the face
  • slight
  • snub
  • uncomplimentary remark
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