Definitions for insolentˈɪn sə lənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•so•lent*ˈɪn sə lənt(adj.)

  1. boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent.

  2. (n.)an insolent person.

* Syn: See impertinent.

Origin of insolent:

1350–1400; ME < L insolēns unaccustomed, immoderate, haughty =in-in-3+solēns, prp. of solēre to be accustomed

in′so•lent•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed, flip(adj)

    marked by casual disrespect

    "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"

  2. audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent(adj)

    unrestrained by convention or propriety

    "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

Wiktionary

  1. insolent(Adjective)

    insulting in manner or words

  2. insolent(Adjective)

    rude

  3. insolent(Adjective)

    cheeky

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insolent(adj)

    deviating from that which is customary; novel; strange; unusual

  2. Insolent(adj)

    haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude or disrespectful; saucy; as, an insolent master; an insolent servant

  3. Insolent(adj)

    proceeding from or characterized by insolence; insulting; as, insolent words or behavior


Translations for insolent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

insolent(adjective)

(of a person or his behaviour) insulting or offensive

an insolent stare/remark.

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