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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Affront \Af*front"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affronted; p. pr. & vb. n. Affronting.] [OF. afronter, F. affronter, to confront, LL. affrontare to strike against, fr. L. ad + frons forehead, front. See Front.] 1. To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant. --Holland. [1913 Webster] That he, as 't were by accident, may here Affront Ophelia. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 3. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility. [1913 Webster] How can any one imagine that the fathers would have dared to affront the wife of Aurelius? --Addison. [1913 Webster] Syn: To insult; abuse; outrage; wound; illtreat; slight; defy; offend; provoke; pique; nettle. [1913 Webster]