affrontive

All Adjective
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  • Their behaviour to him, when they could not help seeing him, was very cold and disobliging; but as yet not directly affrontive. Cited from Clarissa, Volume 1 of 9, by Samuel Richardson
  • Pretending to honor God by direct disobedience is peculiarly affrontive. Cited from Sermons on Various Important Subjects, by Andrew Lee
  • It was easy to answer all he said; and is equally so for you to guess in what manner I answered him: And he, finding me determined, began to grow vehement, and even affrontive. Cited from The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7), Samuel Richardson
  • Probably each one will discover things in himself which he had not suspected -- depravity, unfairness, disingenuity, the bare suspicion of which by others, would be resented as affrontive. Cited from Sermons on Various Important Subjects, by Andrew Lee
  • And I told you, that after a very cold, yet not a directly affrontive behaviour to him, they all of a sudden* became more violent, and proceeded to personal insults; which brought on at last the unhappy rencounter between my brother and him. Cited from Clarissa, Volume 1 of 9, by Samuel Richardson
  • I suggested to some republican members of the delegation from his State, the giving him, either directly or indirectly, an office, the most lucrative in that State, and then offered to be resigned, if they thought he would not deem it affrontive. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 4 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • I am at a loss to say whether this measure was more insolent to the people or affrontive to the Majesty of Heaven, neither of whom however a modern Politician regards, if at all, so much as the Smiles of his noble Patron. Cited from The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 2
  • And of this class of topics, or pretences, I have never heard of any thing, and I cannot conceive of any thing, more ridiculous in itself, more absurd, and more affrontive to all sober judgment, than the cry that we are getting indemnity by the acquisition of New Mexico and California. Cited from The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster