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"Anything that causes offence/offense by being of an unacceptable quality.

The way the orchestra performed tonight was an insult to my ears. "

lol. i think this article got it all wrong. an insult is not necessarily something rude, but is something that belittles something of value to another. w:user:lygophile 18:54, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


Medical "insult" isn't here. Not being in medicine myself, I won't try to offer an explanation, but it refers to injury. 13:23, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

We have it now. Equinox 18:17, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

To say something bad about someone?[edit]

I was thinking of that sense, as in "Never, insult, my family members, in front of me" even though they aren't around (and I'm not talking about my family, though; it could be about someone's family). Here's another from the Harry Potter books/movies: "Never - insult - Albus Dumbledore - in front of me." What sense would that be? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 18:09, 10 December 2012 (UTC)