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Meaning of INSOLENCE

Pronunciation:  'insuluns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an offensive disrespectful impudent act
  2. [n]  the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

INSOLENCE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: cheekiness, crust, freshness, gall, impertinence, impudence
 See Also: discourtesy, discourtesy, offence, offense, offensive activity, rudeness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In"so*lence\, n. [F. insolence, L. insolentia. See
    1. The quality of being unusual or novel. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    2. The quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness
       manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of
       others; arrogant contempt; brutal impudence.
             Flown with insolence and wine.        --Milton.
    3. Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.
             Loaded with fetters and insolences from the
             soldiers.                             --Fuller.
  2. \In"so*lence\, v. t.
    To insult. [Obs.] --Eikon Basilike.
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