insolence


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in·so·lent

 (ĭn′sə-lənt)
adj.
1. Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent or impudent.
2. Archaic Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.

[Middle English, from Latin īnsolēns, īnsolent-, immoderate, arrogant : in-, not; see in-1 + solēns, present participle of solēre, to be accustomed.]

in′so·lence (-ləns) n.
in′so·lent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insolence - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah - (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
2.insolence - an offensive disrespectful impudent act
offense, offensive activity, discourtesy, offence - a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

insolence

noun rudeness, cheek (informal), disrespect, front, abuse, sauce (informal), gall (informal), audacity, boldness, chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal), insubordination, impertinence, impudence, effrontery, backchat (informal), incivility, sassiness (U.S. informal), pertness, contemptuousness The most frequent reason for excluding a pupil was insolence.
respect, esteem, deference, courtesy, submission, politeness, civility, mannerliness

insolence

noun
Translations
وقاحَه، إهانَه
drzost
uforskammethed
ósvífni
predrznost
küstahlık

insolence

[ˈɪnsələns] Ninsolencia f

insolence

[ˈɪnsələns] ninsolence f

insolence

nUnverschämtheit f, → Frechheit f; the insolence of it!so eine Unverschämtheit or Frechheit!

insolence

[ˈɪnsləns] ninsolenza

insolent

(ˈinsələnt) adjective
(of a person or his behaviour) insulting or offensive. an insolent stare/remark.
ˈinsolently adverb
ˈinsolence noun
References in classic literature ?
Away, therefore, with your insolence, for I know well when to go fast, and when to go slow.
It was sheer Insolence in you, I tell you,' said Mr Boffin, 'even to think of this young lady.
If you could disguise your nationality, you would not find any insolence here.
Were you not old, I would beat you for your insolence," said Nada, striving to look brave and all the while searching a way to escape.
A truce to thine insolence, fellow,'' said the armed rider, breaking in on his prattle with a high and stern voice, ``and tell us, if thou canst, the road to How call'd you your Franklin, Prior Aymer?
Greatly surprised, I asked him what he wanted (for at the moment Thedora had gone out shopping); whereupon he began to question me as to my mode of life and occupation, and then, without waiting for an answer, informed me that he was uncle to the officer of whom you have spoken; that he was very angry with his nephew for the way in which the latter had behaved, especially with regard to his slandering of me right and left; and that he, the uncle, was ready to protect me from the young spendthrift's insolence.
She used the clients whom she did not know with frigid insolence, and when she was talking to a friend was perfectly indifferent to the calls of the hurried.
No opportunity had presented itself of making an example of insolence or insubordination--such as had occurred on every other day since the sickness smote Berande.
Brother," said Mrs Western, "though I despise you beyond expression, yet I shall endure your insolence no longer; so I desire my coach may be got ready immediately, for I am resolved to leave your house this very morning.
All places submitted to the Mahometan, whose insolence increased every day with his power; and nothing after the defeat of the Portuguese was supposed able to put a stop to the progress of his arms.
The Locrians were laid waste by a legate of Scipio, yet they were not avenged by him, nor was the insolence of the legate punished, owing entirely to his easy nature.
It is indeed disreputable for those who are equal, or nearly so, to the enemy, to endeavour to take refuge within their walls--but since it very often happens, that those who make the attack are too powerful for the bravery and courage of those few who oppose them to resist, if you would not suffer the calamities of war and the insolence of the enemy, it must be thought the part of a good soldier to seek for safety under the shelter and protection of walls more especially since so many missile weapons and machines have been most ingeniously invented to besiege cities with.