Example sentences for: insulting

How can you use “insulting” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One cannot easily translate these pejorative suffixes into English: they are a malignly ingenious way of turning an otherwise perfectly inoffensive name into an inherently insulting one, of saying James , for instance, in such a sneering way that no add-on adjectives are needed to convey your obvious but unspecified disdain.

  • The National Basketball Association fined Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman $50,000 for insulting Mormons.

  • Italians are not the only ones to live with the burden of insulting surnames, of course.

  • Although insulting nicknames form a small fraction of the Italian surname pool, chances are that anyone who knows any Italians has participated in this ancient slanging-match.

  • A column in Thursday's Daily Telegraph strongly attacked Jeremy Paxman, one of Britain's best-known radio and TV interviewers, for being "insulting" to Kissinger when he asked him if he felt "a fraud" on receiving the Nobel Prize for "bringing peace" to Vietnam, and whether he waited 17 years to produce these memoirs because he wanted "to rewrite history."


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