It was an urgency that some saw as bold and others viewed as insolent.
Hollande's idea was regarded as insolent when he first pitched it.
Imperious despot, insolent in strife, Lover of ruin, enemy of life!
This means that the lazy, insolent functionnaire mentality prevails rather than a hard-working energetic one.
Their very posture—the way they loitered and leaned and lolled about—was insolent.
He was an insolent profligate, quick to tell when he had kissed.
And that his words had made thee rebellious to Cæsar and insolent to me.
To this demand they returned an insolent reply and refused to come.
O Josephine, look at that insolent boy: he has found you out.
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.