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Definition of "insolent" []

  • Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant. (adjective)
  • Audaciously rude or disrespectful; impertinent. (adjective)

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 "insolent" in a sentence
  • "She called her insolent, and assurance; and said, Begone, bold woman as thou art! — but come hither."
  • ""I wonder if you know how insolent is your tone, Belmanoir?" asked Fortescue steadily."
  • "There was a certain insolent quality in her beauty, as if it flaunted itself somewhat too defiantly in the beholder's eye."