noun; derivation
a hostile encounter; a deliberate offense
This is an affront to me personally. This is an affront to our leadership. It is an affront to the United States of America, and it is wrong.
Etymology : From Middle English afronten, from Middle French affronter 'to defy,' from vulgar Latin affrontare, from Latin ad- 'to, towards' + front, frons 'forehead, face'
Source : Tennessee Republican
Last modified: 10 June 2008