Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being insulted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being insulted or affronted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being insulted; apt to feel insulted; quick to take insult.

Etymologies

insult +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But enough to not insult him [assuming he is insultable].

    Corruption in Mexico - Bribetaking on TV

  • Yet there is one way in which you may possibly be insultable.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Let us rather be insulted, whilst we are insultable.

    The Conduct of Life (1860)

  • As the fop contrived to dress his bailiffs in his livery, and make them wait on his guests at table, so the chagrins which the bad heart gives off as bubbles, at once take form as ladies and gentlemen in the street, shopmen or barkeepers in hotels, and threaten or insult whatever is threatenable and insultable in us.

    Essays: Second Series (1844)

  • As the fop contrived to dress his bailiffs in his livery and make them wait on his guests at table, so the chagrins which the bad heart gives off as bubbles, at once take form as ladies and gentlemen in the street, shopmen or bar-keepers in hotels, and threaten or insult whatever is threatenable and insultable in us.

    Essays — Second Series

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