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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pocket \Pock"et\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pocketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pocketing}.]

1. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.

He would pocket the expense of the license. --Sterne.

2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.

He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long been dead. --Macaulay.

{To pocket a ball} (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket of the table.

{To pocket an insult}, {affront}, etc., to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress. "I must pocket up these wrongs." --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Affront \Af*front"\, noun [Cf. F. affront, fr. affronter.]

1. An encounter either friendly or hostile. [Obs.]

I walked about, admired of all, and dreaded On hostile ground, none daring my affront. --Milton.

2. Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity; insult.

Offering an affront to our understanding. --Addison.

3. An offense to one's self-respect; shame. --Arbuthnot.

Syn: {Affront}, {Insult}, {Outrage}.

Usage: An affront is a designed mark of disrespect, usually in the presence of others. An insult is a personal attack either by words or actions, designed to humiliate or degrade. An outrage is an act of extreme and violent insult or abuse. An affront piques and mortifies; an insult irritates and provokes; an outrage wounds and injures.

Captious persons construe every innocent freedom into an affront. When people are in a state of animosity, they seek opportunities of offering each other insults. Intoxication or violent passion impels men to the commission of outrages. --Crabb.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Affront \Af*front"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Affronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affronting}.] [OF. afronter, F. affronter, to confront, LL. affrontare to strike against, fr. L. ad + frons forehead, front. See {Front}.]

1. To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face. [Obs.]

All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant. --Holland.

That he, as 't were by accident, may here Affront Ophelia. --Shak.

2. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter. [Archaic]

3. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility.

How can any one imagine that the fathers would have dared to affront the wife of Aurelius? --Addison.

Syn: To insult; abuse; outrage; wound; illtreat; slight; defy; offend; provoke; pique; nettle.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect; "turning his back on me was a deliberate insult" [syn: {insult}, {affront}]


1: treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone" [syn: {diss}, {insult}, {affront}]

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