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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