insolent


adjective

  1. boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting: an insolent reply.

noun

  1. an insolent person.

adjective

  1. offensive, impudent, or disrespectful
adj.

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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