insolence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French insolence, from Latin insolentia

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Noun[edit]

insolence (countable and uncountable, plural insolences)

  1. Arrogant conduct; insulting, bold behaviour or attitude.
  2. Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.
    • Fuller
      Loaded with fetters and insolences from the soldiers.
  3. (obsolete) The quality of being unusual or novel.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

insolence (third-person singular simple present insolences, present participle insolencing, simple past and past participle insolenced)

  1. (obsolete) To insult.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Eikon Basilike to this entry?)

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

insolence f (plural insolences)

  1. insolence

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