Is it possible to be affronted, yet
not be taken aback?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
To insult someone is to affront them; to
be suddenly baffled, or discomfited is to be taken aback.
Thus, it is possible for someone to insult you and
for you not to feel either baffled or discomfited.
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