insolent

[in-suh-luhnt]
adjective
1.
boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting: an insolent reply.
noun
2.
an insolent person.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin insolent- (stem of insolēns) departing from custom, equivalent to in- in-3 + sol- (stem of solēre to be accustomed) + -ent- -ent

insolently, adverb
overinsolent, adjective
overinsolently, adverb


1. brazen; contemptuous. See impertinent.
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insolent (ˈɪnsələnt)
 
adj
offensive, impudent, or disrespectful
 
[C14: from Latin insolens, from in-1 + solēre to be accustomed]
 
'insolence
 
n
 
'insolently
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

insolent
late 14c., "proud, disdainful, haughty, arrogant," from L. insolentem (nom. insolens) "arrogant, immoderate," lit. "unusual," from in- "not" + solentem, prp. 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.
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Example sentences
The only exceptionalism they exhibit is the exceptionally incoherent,
  incompetent and insolent.
Instead, they vented their hatred of dogmatism and intolerance in personalities
  so insolent as to become in themselves intolerant.
And sometimes, especially if the other side is dishonest, a more insolent tack
  is called for.
In spite of his respectable upbringing, in spite of a certain undeniable
  shyness, he never omitted to be insolent.
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