Infringement vs Affront - What's the difference?

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Infringement is a related term of affront.

As nouns the difference between infringement and affront

is that infringement is a violation or breach, as of a law while affront is .




(en noun)
  • a violation or breach, as of a law
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  • an encroachment on a right, a person, a territory, or a property
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    (en verb)
  • To insult intentionally, especially openly.
  • * Addison
  • How can anyone imagine that the fathers would have dared to affront the wife of Aurelius?
  • To meet defiantly; to confront.
  • to affront death
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 436:
  • Avignon was beginning to settle down for the night – that long painful stretch of time which must somehow be affronted .
  • (obsolete) To meet or encounter face to face.
  • * Holland
  • All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant.
  • * Shakespeare
  • That he, as 'twere by accident, may here / Affront Ophelia.


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    (en noun)
  • An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult.
  • Such behavior is an affront to society.
  • (obsolete) A hostile encounter or meeting.
  • Synonyms

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