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One entry found for insolent.
Main Entry: inĚsoĚlent
Pronunciation: -s(&-)l&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin insolent-, insolens unaccustomed, overbearing, from in- + solens, present participle of solEre to be accustomed; perhaps akin to Latin sodalis comrade -- more at SIB
Date: 14th century
1 : insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct : OVERBEARING
2 : exhibiting boldness or effrontery : IMPUDENT
synonym see PROUD
- insolent noun
- inĚsoĚlentĚly adverb