Affrontive Af*front"ive, a. Tending to affront or offend; offensive; abusive. [1913 Webster]

How affrontive it is to despise mercy. --South. [1913 Webster]

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  • affrontive — affrontiveness, n. /euh frun tiv/, adj. Archaic. insulting; offensive. [1650 60; AFFRONT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • affrontive — adjective Tending to affront or offend. Syn: offensive, abusive …   Wiktionary

  • affrontive — af·front·ive …   English syllables

  • affrontive — əˈfrəntiv, aˈ adjective archaic : offensive …   Useful english dictionary

  • affrontiveness — noun The state or quality of being affrontive …   Wiktionary

  • abusive — adj 1. affronting, insulting, offensive, off putting, unbearable, insufferable, intolerable, Brit. Inf. beastly, Archaic. affrontive; fulminatory, objurgatory, objurgative, contumelious; indecent, vulgar, obscene, lewd, licentious; smutty, filthy …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • foulmouthed — adj 1. profane, blackguardly, Obs. blackguard, Fescennine, rough spoken; scurrilous, Archaic. scurrile, thersitical, ribald. 2. vulgar, obscene, indecent, gross, vile, filthy, dirty, smutty, nasty, scatologic, scatological, Sl. raunchy; crude,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • offensive — adj 1. affronting, insulting, insolent, disrespectful, Archaic. affrontive; rude, discourteous, unmannerly, unmannered, uncivil, ungallant; irritating, aggravating, nettling, chafing, galling; unbearable, unendurable, intolerable, insufferable;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ribald — adj 1. vulgar, obscene, lewd, salacious, pornographic; suggestive, risque , off color, Inf. blue; lecherous, lubricous, goatish, lustful, ruttish, libidinous, concupiscent, carnal, sexy, erotic, sensual, Archaic. lickerish; licentious, lascivious …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • scurrilous — adj 1. vituperative, contumelious, objurgatory, objurgative; abusive, outrageous, affronting, insulting, Archaic. affrontive; thersitical, blackguardly, profane, foul mouthed, Fescennine, Obs. blackguard, Archaic. scurrile; vulgar, obscene, lewd …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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