Hollande's idea was regarded as insolent when he first pitched it.
Imperious despot, insolent in strife, Lover of ruin, enemy of life!
What is resented most about Berlusconi is his pleb brashness, his insolent lack of repentance.
This means that the lazy, insolent functionnaire mentality prevails rather than a hard-working energetic one.
It was an urgency that some saw as bold and others viewed as insolent.
He was an insolent profligate, quick to tell when he had kissed.
Sure nobody had ever so insolent, so hard-hearted a brother, as I have!
To this demand they returned an insolent reply and refused to come.
She is a vile girl, and has said a hundred insolent things to me.
Flaspoller wheeled with an insolent dismissal on his lips, but Hauk forestalled him.
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.