Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
Lizet Elaine

Tuesday word: Insolence

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

Insolence (noun)
in·so·lence [in-suh-luh?ns]

1. contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech.
2. the quality or condition of being insolent.

See more synonyms on
boldness, audacity

Related forms
o·ver·in·so·lence, noun

Examples from the Web for insolence
Historical Examples

And then her insolence reached its culmination in a query of her own: "Was his name Griggs?"
Within the Law
Marvin Dana

He excludes "the insolence of office," and "the cutpurse of the empire and the rule."
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 9, 1870

I asked if this was her own insolence, or her young mistress's observation?
Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Samuel Richardson

And Mr. Lovelace's insolence will make me go very home with myself.
Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Samuel Richardson

Not even her wrath at the girl's insolence could wholly overcome her wonder.
Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody

Origin: First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word insolentia. See insolent, -ence
Tags: i, noun, wordsmith: simplyn2deep

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