insolence


in·so·lence

noun \ˈin(t)-s(ə-)lən(t)s\

Definition of INSOLENCE

1
:  the quality or state of being insolent
2
:  an instance of insolent conduct or treatment

Examples of INSOLENCE

  1. <amazed that parents would tolerate such insolence from their teenaged children>
  2. <her frequent displays of insolence have lowered her standing among movie fans>

First Known Use of INSOLENCE

14th century

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