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Signs for INSULT
Meaning: Speak to or treat with disrespect whether intentionally or unintentionally; offend, outrage, affront.
Pronunciation (sign description): Dominant forefinger (handshape) with the palm facing left if right-handed and the forefinger pointing outward (orientation) in neutral space (location) swings once from the lower to the higher space, usually with the "TH" mouth morpheme.
Grammar-wise, this ASL verb may be inflected in agreement with the subject and object.
Meaning (plural): To treat with disrespectful or offensive remarks.
Related signs: OFFEND, AFFRONT, ABUSE, SLANDER, SLUR, HUMILIATE, DISPARAGE.
Opposite: FLATTER, COMPLIMENT.
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