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Affronting

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Affro'nting. participial adj. [from affront.] That which has the quality of affronting.

Among words which signify the same principal ideas, some are clean and decent, others unclean; some are kind, others are affronting and reproachful, because of the secondary idea which custom has affixed to them. Watts's Logick.

Sources: Watts, Isaac (117)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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