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Definition of "insolence" []

  • The quality or condition of being insolent. (noun)
  • An instance of insolent behavior, treatment, or speech. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insolence" in a sentence
  • "Whether or not you're going to 'suffer' what you call my insolence, I don't know, and I don't much care."
  • "The populace resented what they called the insolence and the treachery of France and the French ambassador was pelted at Canterbury as he drove to the seacoast on his recall."
  • "Tostig is furious at what he terms the insolence of the Northumbrians, and"