Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an affronting manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an affronting manner.

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  • adverb in an affronting manner

Etymologies

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affronting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In fact, it was refreshingly, if a bit affrontingly, different.

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  • The same want of kindling power in the national intelligence which made of the English Reformation one of the most sluggish and tedious chapters in our history, has made the still mightier advance of the moderns from the social system and spiritual bases of the old state, in spite of our two national achievements of punishing a king with death and emancipating our slaves, just as unimpressive and semi-efficacious a performance in this country, as the more affrontingly hollow and halt-footed transactions of the sixteenth century.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I Essay 3: Byron

  • The waiters are friendly without being affrontingly informal, and the prices are eminently fair — the most a meal can cost (as of this writing) is $85 a head for a weekend-night prix fixe, or about a third of what you’ll end up paying at the French Laundry or Alain Ducasse.

    Cooking Up a Storm

  • The waiters are friendly without being affrontingly informal, and the prices are eminently fair — the most a meal can cost (as of this writing) is $85 a head for a weekend-night prix fixe, or about a third of what you’ll end up paying at the French Laundry or Alain Ducasse.

    Cooking Up a Storm

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