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Wordnet 3.0


1. expressing extreme contempt;
[syn: contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insulting \In*sult"ing\, a. Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc. -- In*sult"ing*ly, adv. Syn: Insolent; impertinent; saucy; rude; abusive; contemptuous. See Insolent. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insult \In*sult"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Insulting.] [F. insulter, L. insultare, freq. fr. insilire to leap into or upon; pref. in- in, on + salire to leap. See Salient.] [1913 Webster] 1. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

insulting adj 1: expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous, disdainful, insulting, scornful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "insulting": abusive, arrogant, atrocious, audacious, backhand, backhanded, bumptious, calumnious, cold, contumelious, cool, degrading, disdainful, familiar, forward, hubristic, humiliating, insolent, left-handed, obtrusive, offensive, outrageous, overpresumptuous, overweening, presuming, presumptuous, procacious, pushy, scurrile, scurrilous, unspeakable, uppish, uppity