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adjective as in abusive


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As fashion icon Tim Gunn told The Washington Post, that can make shopping a “horribly insulting and demoralizing experience.”

The fastest solutions would add considerable work to my plate and could also come off as insulting and hand-holding.

The Pilgrims thanked their God for the downfall of a “proud and insulting” enemy.

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Some described awkward and insulting encounters while others said police threatened them with deportation.

There’s nothing more insulting to a blogger than having someone try to beat down their posting price.

She was even sweet to that smug ingrate Miss Bunting after she kept insulting everyone at dinner.

But Goff called it “insulting” to suggest that he might be running a super PAC for personal gain.

When Christians and Hindus are accused of insulting Islam in Pakistan, the punishment is harsh.

It is not merely morally absurd to suggest that facts do not matter; as a person of color, it is insulting and degrading.

Barbie is an unrealistic, unhealthy, insulting representation of female appearance.

The Marquise looked at her, her face manifesting no offence at the almost insulting words.

Your callers are, in a measure, invited guests, and it will be an insulting mark of rudeness to be out when they call.

Whoever denied the latter was accused of insulting and slandering the nation.

The rebel soldiers became more and more insulting and overbearing.

I know—I cannot expect that you would; and that, under such circumstances, it would be insulting in me to offer it.

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On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insulting, such as: biting, degrading, derogatory, disparaging, disrespectful, and hurtful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.