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Definitions of insolent

  1. Insolence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Insolently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. unrestrained by convention or propriety; "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bold-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude or disrespectful; saucy; as, an insolent master; an insolent servant. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Proceeding from or characterized by insolence; insulting; as, insolent words or behavior. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Haughty or contemptuously offensive to others; insulting; very rude. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Haughty and contemptuous: insulting: rude. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Arrogant; insulting; grossly disrespectful. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Presumptuously or defiantly offensive; impudent; grossly disrespectful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Haughty and contemptuous; proceeding from insolence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Haughty and contemptuous either in language or behaviour; insulting; overbearing; very rude. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for insolent

  1. His courage came back, the old insolent self- possession took hold of him again. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  2. Go to your place, my lad, and don't be insolent said the Second Officer hastily, with a nervous glance at Mr. Harris. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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