Definition of insolence in English:

insolence

noun

mass noun
  • Rude and disrespectful behaviour.

    ‘she was sacked for insolence’
    • ‘They helped us understand what we were up against: the proud man's contumely, the insolence of office.’
    • ‘They no longer protect competitive wages and fair working environments - they inflate wages and protect the insolence and stupidity of their members.’
    • ‘For sheer insolence and contempt for the electorate, her statement is hard to beat.’
    • ‘Perhaps it was a case of German insolence, a deliberate offense to Roman dignity.’
    • ‘Where do they get the authority and encouragement to practise their childish, schoolyard insolence and contempt of our leaders?’
    impertinence, impudence, cheek, cheekiness, bad manners, ill-manneredness, unmannerliness, rudeness, impoliteness, incivility, lack of civility, discourtesy, discourteousness, disrespect, insubordination, contempt
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Pronunciation

insolence

/ˈɪns(ə)l(ə)ns//ˈɪnsəl(ə)ns//ˈɪnsələns/