insolence

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noun in·so·lence \ˈin(t)-s(ə-)lən(t)s\

Definition of insolence

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being insolent

  2. 2 :  an instance of insolent conduct or treatment

Examples of insolence in a Sentence

  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

14th Century

First Known Use of insolence

14th century


INSOLENCE Defined for Kids

insolence

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noun in·so·lence \ˈin-sə-ləns\

Definition of insolence for Students

  1. :  lack of respect for rank or authority



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