(In*sult"), v. i.
1. To leap or jump.
Give me thy knife, I will insult on him.Shak.
Like the frogs in the apologue, insulting upon their wooden king.Jer. Taylor.
2. To behave with insolence; to exult. [Archaic]
The lion being dead, even hares insult.Daniel.
An unwillingness to insult over their helpless fatuity.Landor.
(In*sult"a*ble) a. Capable of being insulted or affronted. [R.] Emerson.
(In`sul*ta"tion) n. [L. insultatio, fr. insultare: cf. OF. insultation.]
1. The act of insulting; abusive or insolent treatment; insult. [Obs.] Feltham.
2. Exultation. [Obs.] Is. xiv.
(In*sult"er) n. One who insults. Shak.
(In*sult"ing), a. Containing, or characterized by, insult or abuse; tending to insult or affront; as,
insulting language, treatment, etc. In*sult"ing*ly, adv.
Syn. Insolent; impertinent; saucy; rude; abusive; contemptuous. See Insolent.
(In*sult"ment) n. Insolent treatment; insult. [Obs.] "My speech of insultment ended." Shak.
(In*sume") v. t. [L. insumere; pre. in- in + sumere to take.] To take in; to absorb. [Obs.]
(In*su`per*a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being insuperable; insuperableness.
(In*su"per*a*ble) a. [L. insuperabilis: cf. OF. insuperable. See In- not, and Superable.]
Incapable of being passed over or surmounted; insurmountable; as, insuperable difficulties.
And middle natures, how they long to join,Pope.
Yet never pass the insuperable line?
The difficulty is enhanced, or is . . . insuperable.I. Taylor.
Syn. Impassable; insurmountable; unconquerable.
In*su"per*a*ble*ness, n. In*su"per*a*bly, adv.