Definition of Insolence

1. Noun. The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties.

Exact synonyms: Cheekiness, Crust, Freshness, Gall, Impertinence, Impudence
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Rudeness
Specialized synonyms: Chutzpa, Chutzpah, Hutzpah
Derivative terms: Cheeky, Crusty, Fresh, Impertinent, Impudent, Insolent, Insolent



2. Noun. An offensive disrespectful impudent act.
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Offence, Offense, Offensive Activity
Derivative terms: Insolent

Definition of Insolence

1. n. The quality of being unusual or novel.

2. v. t. To insult.

Definition of Insolence

1. Noun. Arrogant conduct; insulting, bold behaviour or attitude. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insolence

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insolence

insobriety
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insociability
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insolence (current term)
insolences
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insolubilities
insolubility
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insolubilized
insolubilizes
insolubilizing

Literary usage of Insolence

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1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... and he shone, says the princess Anne, among the Barbarians, as the sun amidst the stars of heaven. His disgust of the noise and insolence of the ..."

2. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline & Fall of the by William Russell, Charles Coote (1822)
"Will my servants," exclaimed he, " still leave me exposed to the insolence " of this imperious and ungrateful priest ?"—These words seemed to call for ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1859)
"... Harrington—Punishment of the Pillory—insolence of Wealth—Extravagance—" Demosthenes Taylor "—Pamphlets—Goldsmith's Comedies— "The ..."

4. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... that some of vs were hens, V shall not find in me such insolence: :ye what is this, may ye not suffire sight, low may ye looke троп the candle light ? ..."

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