We use "criticism of", "comments on/about", but what preposition should follow the noun 'insult'? I've searched through multiple dictionary entries but had no luck finding any relevant examples. Here is my context:
- Thomas' insults ... the minority group provoked considerable controversy.
Even though I found a lot of example sentences using the preposition 'to', my impression is that the 'to' after 'insult' serves to limit the word's effect to a certain individual/group. Like if I say 'It's an insult to me', I am basically stating that I feel disrespected by something said or done, but that thing isn't NECESSARILY consciously directed at me (which is what I wanted to express). Is this line of thought correct?