Definition of insulting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsʌltɪŋ/


Disrespectful or scornfully abusive: insulting remarks their language is insulting to women
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  • Diana also believed her salary to be virtually insulting.
  • His response could scarcely be any more insulting to the intelligence of every reader.
  • The insulting character of the criticism, however, prevented some from delving more deeply into the controversy.



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsʌltɪŋli/
[as submodifier]: an insultingly low salary
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  • If this seems insultingly stereotypical, well, it's nothing compared to what I saw on TV.
  • You don't worry too much about those who tried to stand up for the poor whom you once insultingly dismissed as ‘the poverty industry’.
  • I look forward to watching cable with my mom, wearing an overcoat, and seeing each of my Chicago friends for insultingly brief periods of time.

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