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insulting

Syllabification: in·sult·ing
Pronunciation: /inˈsəltiNG
 
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Definition of insulting in English:

adjective

Disrespectful or scornfully abusive: insulting remarks their language is insulting to women
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

insultingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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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