- Obsolete spelling of
1868, Stephen Meany, Speeches from the Dock, Part I:
- With an affrontery that did not falter, and knew not how to blush, he detailed his own participation in the acts for which he was prosecuting me as a participator.
1909, John R. Musick,, Sustained honor:
- This Englishman should neither out-do him in generosity nor affrontery.
- An affront
1996 January 12, Tom Frank, “Capital Lies”, in Chicago Reader:
- Skyboxes are a grotesque affrontery to authentic fandom […] .