The senator ignored the insults shouted from the crowd and continued to speak.
That hand gesture is considered an insult in this society.
She felt the article was a deliberate insult on her character.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
NOTE: the insult is the injury itself, not the agent that caused it (Sense 3)
The ballerina's feet showed the insults of years of dancing on point.
The old mill still stood despite the insults of broken windows and graffiti on the brick walls.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: the insult is a thing which causes the harm to something
Reducing pollution and other environmental insults became a priority for them.
These toxins are serious insults to the functioning of red blood cells.
He endured the insults of a poverty-striken childhood and rose to prominence.
NOTE: somewhat softened, metaphoric usage of Sense 1.
Their paltry offer for this beautiful house is an insult.
The moronic plot of the film was an insult to one's intelligence.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a
Commentary: IDIOM: add_insult_to_injury
Mentioning John's new wife to Mary will only add insult to injury.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Idiom