- vt. 冒犯，有意冒犯；面对；公开侮辱
- n. 轻蔑；公开侮辱
- n. (Affront)人名；(英)阿弗龙特
前缀af-同ad-, 去，往。front, 向前，面对，质疑。
- affront:  The present-day notion of ‘insulting someone’ has replaced the more direct action of hitting them in the face. Affront comes, via Old French afronter, from Vulgar Latin *affrontāre ‘strike in the face’, which was formed from the Latin phrase ad frontem, literally ‘to the face’.
- affront (v.)
- early 14c., from Old French afronter "to face, confront, to slap in the face" (13c.), from Late Latin affrontare "to strike against," from Latin ad frontem "to the face," from ad (see ad-) + frons (genitive frontis) "forehead, front" (see front (n.)). Related: Affronted; affronting.
- affront (n.)
- 1590s, from affront (v.).
- 1. It's an affront to human dignity to keep someone alive like this.
- 2. She has taken my enquiry as a personal affront.
- 3. He took his son's desertion as a personal affront.
- 4. Leaving during his speech was an affront to the speaker.
- 5. Your behaviour is an affront to public decency.
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