What does insolence mean?

Definitions for insolence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness(noun)

    the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

  2. insolence(noun)

    an offensive disrespectful impudent act


  1. insolence(Noun)

    Arrogant conduct; insulting, bold behaviour or attitude.

  2. Origin: insolentia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insolence(noun)

    the quality of being unusual or novel

  2. Insolence(noun)

    the quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others; arrogant contempt; brutal impudence

  3. Insolence(noun)

    insolent conduct or treatment; insult

  4. Insolence(verb)

    to insult

  5. Origin: [F. insolence, L. insolentia. See Insolent.]


  1. Insolence

    Insolence is a nu metal band which was formed in San Jose, California in 1995. They also use rap, reggae, and hardcore in their music. They put out two major label records, Revolution on Maverick Records and Stand Strong on Warner Bros. Records. The band's latest studio album Project Konflict was released on November 3, 2010.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insolence in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insolence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    Wit is educated insolence.

  2. Boileau:

    It is intolerable that a silly fool, with nothing but empty birth to boast of, should in his insolence array himself in the merits of others, and vaunt an honour which does not belong to him.

  3. Todd McCarthy:

    Unfortunately,' Mockingjay - Part 1' has all the personality of an industrial film, there's not a drop of insolence, insubordination or insurrection running through its veins ; it feels like a manufactured product through and through, ironic and sad given its revolutionary theme.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

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