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Insulting vs Fresh - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between insulting and fresh

is that insulting is containing insult, or having the intention of insulting while fresh is newly produced or obtained.

As nouns the difference between insulting and fresh

is that insulting is the act of giving insult while fresh is a rush of water, along a river or onto the land; a flood.

As a verb insulting

is present participle of lang=en.




(en adjective)
  • Containing insult, or having the intention of insulting.
  • He received an insulting letter.

    Derived terms

    * insultingly


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of giving insult.
  • * (Isaac Barrow)
  • grievous reproaches, and scornful insultings over him in his affliction





    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) fresch, fersch, from (etyl) .


  • Newly produced or obtained.
  • He followed the fresh hoofprints to find the deer.
    I seem to make fresh mistakes every time I start writing.
  • Not cooked, dried, frozen, or spoiled.
  • After taking a beating in the boxing ring, the left side of his face looked like fresh meat.
    I brought home from the market a nice bunch of fresh spinach leaves straight from the farm.
    a glass of fresh milk
  • (of plant material) Still green and not dried.
  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get
  • Refreshing or cool.
  • What a nice fresh breeze.
  • (of water) Without salt; not saline.
  • After a day at sea it was good to feel the fresh water of the stream.
  • * (?), The World Encompassed , Nicholas Bourne (publisher, 1628), page 49:
  • There we made our ?hip fa?t with foure ropes, in ?mooth water, and the fre?h water ranne downe out of the hill into the ?ea,
  • * 1820 , William Scoresby, An Account of the Arctic Regions , Archibald Constable & Co., page 230:
  • When dissolved, it produces water sometimes perfectly fresh , and sometimes saltish;
  • * 2009 , Adele Pillitteri, Maternal and Child Health Nursing , Sixth Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN 9781582559995, page 1557:
  • Additional changes that occur when water enters the lungs depend on whether the water is fresh or salt.
  • Rested; not tired or fatigued.
  • * '>citation
  • Before the match, Hodgson had expressed the hope that his players would be fresh rather than rusty after an 18-day break from league commitments because of two successive postponements.
  • In a raw or untried state; uncultured; unpracticed.
  • a fresh hand on a ship
  • youthful; florid
  • * Shakespeare
  • these fresh nymphs
    * See also
    * stale
    Derived terms
    * afresh * fresh air * fresh as a daisy * fresh bean * fresh country eggs * fresh breeze * fresh fish * fresh food * fresh frozen plasma * fresh gale * fresh ground/fresh-ground * fresh legs * fresh-new * fresh off the boat * fresh out of * fresh start * fresh water/freshwater * freshen * fresher * freshly * freshman * freshment * freshness * hotter than a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire * refresh * refreshing


  • A rush of water, along a river or onto the land; a flood.
  • * 1834 , David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (Nebraska, 1987), page 21:
  • They went on very well with their work until it was nigh done, when there came the second epistle to Noah's fresh , and away went their mill, shot, lock, and barrel.
  • A stream or spring of fresh water.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He shall drink naught but brine; for I'll not show him / Where the quick freshes are.
  • The mingling of fresh water with salt in rivers or bays, as by means of a flood of fresh water flowing toward or into the sea.
  • *
  • Etymology 2

    1848, US slang, probably from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • Rude, cheeky, or inappropriate; presumptuous; disrespectful; forward.
  • No one liked his fresh comments.
  • Sexually aggressive or forward; prone to caress too eagerly; overly flirtatious.
  • Hey, don't get fresh with me!
    Derived terms
    * fresher * freshness * get fresh
    * See also