Definition of affront in English:

affront

Line breaks: af|front
Pronunciation: /əˈfrʌnt
 
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noun

verb

[with object] (usually be affronted) Back to top  

Origin

Middle English (as a verb): from Old French afronter 'to slap in the face, insult', based on Latin ad frontem 'to the face'.

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