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Insulting \In*sult"ing\, a. Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc. -- In*sult"ing*ly, adv.

Syn: Insolent; impertinent; saucy; rude; abusive; contemptuous. See Insolent.


adv. In an insult manner.

  1. adv. in a disrespectful and insulting manner; "he behaves insultingly toward his parents"

  2. in an unfair and insulting manner; "this internationally known writer was foully condemned by the Muslim fundamentalists" [syn: foully]

Usage examples of "insultingly".

The bobwhite whistling had attracted a genuine bobwhite which had perched in a tall tree and was calling out insultingly.

Dad had actually put in for this latest transfer, though, and it was no hardship saying good-bye to the flat, featureless landscape and insultingly cold winters of the Canadian prairie.

There was no mention in the brief and almost insultingly dismissive report that anorexia would have achieved the same, this not being a problem commonly facing the poor of Marrakech in the late 1970s.

Indeed, he looked like some enthusiastic university second-year student, and much of the animosity he encountered stemmed from the fact that he appeared insultingly youthful to be exercising the great responsibilities given him.

Bland began to compose an aimless bit of doggerel in which the words "splutter," "clutter," and "gutter" were employed to rhyme insultingly with that of Blutter.

How insultingly they would have boasted, saying that Radagaisus had conquered, that he had been able to achieve such great things, because he propitiated and won over the gods by daily sacrifices,-a thing which the Christian religion did not allow the Romans to do!