Definition of insolence
1 : the quality or state of being insolent
2 : an instance of insolent conduct or treatment
Examples of insolence in a Sentence
amazed that parents would tolerate such insolence from their teenaged children
her frequent displays of insolence have lowered her standing among movie fans
Recent Examples of insolence from the Web
Tiger Woods' jaw is slack, not set in defiance, not firm at all, hanging there placidly, without insolence, without resolve.
For two weeks, the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on every weekday would be spent reading @realdonaldtrump tweets excoriating them for their insolence.
In the old days, high in his castle on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, such insolence could be waved away.
The tone of the race between the insurgents has shocked many for its raw anger and insolence.
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First Known Use of insolence
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Definition of insolence for Students
: lack of respect for rank or authority
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