Affront – action that causes offence
Affront means an action that causes offence.
A front (affront) door had insulting writing on it that caused offence to everyone who went through it.
An affront can be a rude gesture or act, a nasty remark or offensive writing.
Examples of affront in a sentence
His ill-chosen words at the funeral were an affront to all the mourners.
By not bowing to the queen, he showed an affront to the whole royal family.
The offensive letter the landlord wrote was an affront to all her tenants.