insult

v. t.

  1. The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
  2. Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity.
  3. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
  4. To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.

v. i.

  1. To leap or jump.
  2. To behave with insolence; to exult.