Disgrace vs Insult - What's the difference?

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Disgrace is a synonym of insult.


In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between disgrace and insult

is that disgrace is (obsolete) an act of unkindness; a disfavor while insult is (obsolete) the act of leaping on; onset; attack.

As nouns the difference between disgrace and insult

is that disgrace is the condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect while insult is an action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude.

As verbs the difference between disgrace and insult

is that disgrace is to disrespect another; to put someone out of favor while insult is (obsolete|intransitive) to behave in an obnoxious and superior manner (over, against).

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disgrace

Noun

(en noun)
  • The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Macduff lives in disgrace .
  • The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
  • That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
  • (obsolete) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • the interchange continually of favours and disgraces

    Verb

  • To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.
  • insult

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To behave in an obnoxious and superior manner (over, against).
  • *, II.3.3:
  • thou hast lost all, poor thou art, dejected, in pain of body, grief of mind, thine enemies insult over thee, thou art as bad as Job […].
  • To offend (someone) by being rude, insensitive or insolent; to demean or affront (someone).
  • (obsolete) To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * (to offend) abuse, affront, offend, slight * See also

    Antonyms

    *compliment

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An action or form of speech deliberately intended to be rude.
  • * Savage
  • the ruthless sneer that insult adds to grief
  • * 1987 , Jamie Lee Curtis, A Fish Called Wanda :
  • To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!
  • Anything that causes offence/offense, e.g. by being of an unacceptable quality.
  • The way the orchestra performed tonight was an insult to my ears.
  • (medicine) Something causing disease or injury to the body or bodily processes.
  • * 2006 , Stephen G. Lomber, Jos J. Eggermont, Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex (page 415)
  • * 2011 , Terence Allen and Graham Cowling, The Cell: A Very Short Introduction , Oxford 2011, p. 96:
  • Within the complex genome of most organisms there are alternative multiple pathways of proteins which can help the individual cell survive a variety of insults , for example radiation, toxic chemicals, heat, excessive or reduced oxygen.
  • (obsolete) The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
  • (Dryden)

    Synonyms

    * (deliberatedly intended to be rude) abuse (uncountable), affront, offence (UK)/offense (US), pejorative, slam, slight, slur * (thing causing offence by being of unacceptable quality) disgrace, outrage * See also

    Antonyms

    *compliment

    Anagrams

    * * English heteronyms