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 for insulting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insulting \In*sult"ing\, a.
     Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to
     insult or affront; as, insulting language, treatment, etc. --
     In*sult"ing*ly, adv.
  
     Syn: Insolent; impertinent; saucy; rude; abusive;
          contemptuous. See Insolent.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insult \In*sult"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insulted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Insulting.] [F. insulter, L. insultare, freq. fr.
     insilire to leap into or upon; pref. in- in, on + salire to
     leap. See Salient.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
        [Obs.] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  insulting
      adj 1: expressing extreme contempt [syn: contemptuous,
             disdainful, insulting, scornful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "insulting":
     abusive, arrogant, atrocious, audacious, backhand, backhanded,
     bumptious, calumnious, cold, contumelious, cool, degrading,
     disdainful, familiar, forward, hubristic, humiliating, insolent,
     left-handed, obtrusive, offensive, outrageous, overpresumptuous,
     overweening, presuming, presumptuous, procacious, pushy, scurrile,
     scurrilous, unspeakable, uppish, uppity
  
  

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