Affront vs Effront - What's the difference?

affront | effront |

As a noun affront

is .

As a verb effront is

(obsolete) to give assurance to.



(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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    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To give assurance to.
  • (Sir Thomas Browne)
    (Webster 1913)