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Present participle for to offend the modesty or values of
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“He finally ventured forth, hungering to know more about her, yet dreading to affront her with his unseemly curiosity.”
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Present participle for speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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Present participle for to deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry
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Present participle for to show contempt for
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Present participle for to shock or be shocked by improper behaviour
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Present participle for to mock or condemn
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Present participle for to throw into a state of self-conscious distress
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Present participle for to express contempt for (laws, rules, etc.
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Present participle for to come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
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Present participle for be constantly or visibly anxious
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Present participle for to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
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Present participle for to enter into contest or conflict with
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Extremely offensive and insulting
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Adjective
Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
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(of language) Offensive or vulgar
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