Synonyms for insolent
- put down
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSOLENT
Sure nobody had ever so insolent, so hard-hearted a brother, as I have!
She is a vile girl, and has said a hundred insolent things to me.
I did not find myself indignant at this insolent idea of the Englishman's.
You have treated this family with disrespect; you have been insolent to this family.
How dare you repeat so insolent a suspicion to my face, Roland Yorke?
What do you mean by such an insolent question, and why should it not be possible?
At her own mistake, or because my answer struck her as insolent?
And then she displayed extraordinary strength, will, and insolent courage.
He gave Bainbridge an order that made the insolent Dey tremble.
Johnson looked as insolent as he dared, and still hesitated.
late 14c., "contemptuous, arrogant, haughty," from Latin insolentem (nominative insolens) "arrogant, immoderate," literally "unusual," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + solentem, present participle of solere "be accustomed," which possibly is related to sodalis "close companion," and to suescere "become used to." Meaning "contemptuous of rightful authority" is from 1670s. Related: Insolently.
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