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Definition of Insolent


  1. Deviating from that which is customary; novel; strange; unusual.
  2. Haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude or disrespectful; saucy; as, an insolent master; an insolent servant.
  3. Proceeding from or characterized by insolence; insulting; as, insolent words or behavior.

Insolent Quotations

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
Jose Saramago

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.

Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
Friedrich Nietzsche

This Old Testament - containing error, folly, absurdity and immorality - is by English statute law declared to be of divine authority, a blasphemy - if there were anyone to be blasphemed - blacker and more insolent than any word ever written or penned by the most hotheaded Freethinker.
Annie Besant

It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.
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Insolent Translations

insolent in Italian is sfacciato, insolente
insolent in Latin is impudens
insolent in Norwegian is uforskammet
insolent in Spanish is deslenguado, procaz

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