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Insult

 

under Soviet criminal law, the intentional lowering of a person’s honor and dignity, expressed in unseemly form. The insult may be given orally, in writing, by gestures, or by actions, and it may be given either publicly, in the presence of the victim, or not in his presence (in which case the insult is recognized as a crime only if the accused wanted his insulting statements to become known to the victim or knowingly permitted them to become known). Insult is punishable by corrective labor for a term not exceeding six months, by a fine of up to 50 rubles, by compelling the guilty person to rectify the harm done, or by public censure. If the act was of a minor nature, measures of social pressure may be applied, including turning the case over to a comrades’ court. Greater liability has been established for an insult in print or an insult committed by a person previously found guilty of insult (if the record of conviction has not been canceled). A criminal case involving insult is initiated only on the complaint of the victim (private accusation) and may be terminated if the parties make peace before the court retires to render judgment.

Soviet criminal law provides for increased liability for insulting a representative of the government or a representative of the public who is fulfilling duties for the protection of public order, a militiaman, or a people’s guard (for example, arts. 192 and 1921 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR).

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There are five relevant passages on the issue of the putative non-Muslim insulter of the Prophet in al-Umm and they contradict one another.
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If you deflect it with humor, you allow the insulter to see how juvenile such commentary can be.
Exigeons des enfants un langage enfin respecteux sans crier, sans insulter.
BILL Clinton, the well known insulter, returned to Ulster last week to catch us off-guard with a series of foul deeds.
CRITICISER Likes to put you down and makes you feel inferior by being very judgemental DOMINATOR Must be in charge and hates having opinions criticised, and can show a lack of support or respect for the other person's desires and needs INSULTER Pretends to be on your side but makes veiled insults USER Wants something that you've got,but leaves as soon as something better comes along WHINER Divulges problems but is not interested in solutions COMPETITOR Always wants to be better than you and feels threatened or jealous of your success MANIPULATOR Is happy as long as you do what you are told GAME PLAYER Loves to stir up problems between you and others DISCLOSER Enjoys making you squirm by disclosing your secrets BETRAYER Strings you along and betrays you in a very hurtful way
En consequence, nous exprimons souvent nos emotions de maniere a blesser, humilier, insulter ou rejeter.
Gowing's "The Language of Insult" (Chapter 3) is a more solid chapter in which she details types of insults, noting that "in the exchanges of slander, both the insulter and the insulted were most likely to be women" (62).
But, as his collection reveals, the insulter can sometimes find he, or she, has thrown a boomerang that comes back and hits him in the eye.
Parce qu'elles refusent de mourir comme des miserables, on se permet de les insulter.
The resistance is still not exactly an outright protest and it still avoids open confrontation, since the white insulter has left and does not hear the singing.