Definition for AF-FRONT'


  1. Opposition to the face; open defiance; encounter. [Obs.]
  2. Ill treatment; abuse; any thing reproachful or contemptuous, that excites or justifies resentment, as foul language, or personal abuse. It usually expresses a less degree off abuse than insult.
  3. Shame; disgrace. [Not usual.] – Arbuthnot.
  4. In popular language, slight resentment; displeasure.

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