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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties;
[syn: crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness]

2. an offensive disrespectful impudent act;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insolence \In"so*lence\, n. [F. insolence, L. insolentia. See Insolent.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being unusual or novel. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. The quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others; arrogant contempt; brutal impudence. [1913 Webster] Flown with insolence and wine. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Insolent conduct or treatment; insult. [1913 Webster] Loaded with fetters and insolences from the soldiers. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insolence \In"so*lence\, v. t. To insult. [Obs.] --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

insolence n 1: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties [syn: crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness] 2: an offensive disrespectful impudent act
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "insolence": arrogance, assumption, audacity, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness, brass, brassiness, bravado, brazen boldness, brazenness, bumptiousness, callousness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, cockiness, contempt, contemptuousness, daring, daringness, defial, defiance, defying, derision, despite, discourtesy, disdain, disesteem, dishonor, disparagement, disregard, disrespect, disrespectfulness, gall, hardihood, hardness, hardness of heart, heart of stone, heroics, hubris, impenitence, impenitentness, impertinence, improvidence, imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, induration, injudiciousness, irrepentance, irreverence, lack of respect, nonrepentance, obduracy, overboldness, overcarelessness, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, rashness, ridicule, rudeness, sauciness, seared conscience, temerariousness, temerity, unabjectness, unchariness, uncontriteness, unwariness