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affront

affront [ uh'-FRUHNT ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to insult intentionally and openly
2. (n.) an offence to one's dignity
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 It does not take much to be affronted by the vicious gossip that is being spread around.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The judge said Nifong's withholding of DNA evidence from defense attorneys was an affront to the integrity of the judicial system.

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