User:Dan Polansky/Roget/885 insolence
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885. [Undue assumption of superiority.] Insolence.
- insolence ● haughtiness &c. adj. ● arrogance, airs ● overbearance[obs3] ● domineering &c. v. ● tyranny &c. 739.
- impertinence ● sauciness &c. adj. ● flippancy, dicacity|, petulance, procacity[obs3], bluster ● swagger, swaggering &c. v. ● bounce ● terrorism.
- assumption, presumption ● beggar on horseback ● usurpation.
- impudence, assurance, audacity, hardihood, front, face, brass ● shamelessness &c. adj. ● effrontery, hardened front, face of brass.
- assumption of infallibility.
- saucebox &c. (blusterer) 887[obs3].
- be insolent &c. adj. ● bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust ● swear &c. (affirm) 535 ● rap out oaths ● roister. arrogate ● assume, presume ● make bold, make free ● take a liberty, give an inch and take an ell.
- domineer, bully, dictate, hector ● lord it over ● traiter de haut en bas[Fr], regarder de haut en bas[Fr] ● exact ● snub, huff., beard, fly in the face of ● put to the blush ● bear down, beat down ● browbeat, intimidate ● trample down, tread down, trample under foot ● dragoon, ride roughshod over.
- out face, outlook, outstare, outbrazen[obs3], outbrave[obs3] ● stare out of countenance ● brazen out ● lay down the law ● teach one's grandmother to suck eggs ● assume a lofty bearing ● talk big, look big ● put on big looks, act the grand seigneur[Fr] ● mount the high horse, ride the high horse ● toss the head, carry, with a high hand.
- tempt Providence, want snuffing.
- insolent, haughty, arrogant, imperious, magisterial, dictatorial, arbitrary ● high-handed, high and mighty ● contumelious, supercilious, overbearing, intolerant, domineering, overweening, high-flown.
- flippant, pert, fresh [U. S.], cavalier, saucy, forward, impertinent, malapert.
- precocious, assuming, would-be, bumptious.
- bluff ● brazen, shameless, aweless, unblushing[obs3], unabashed ● brazen, boldfaced-, barefaced-, brazen-faced ● dead to shame, lost to shame.
- impudent, audacious, presumptuous, free and easy, devil-may-care, rollicking ● jaunty, janty[obs3] ● roistering, blustering, hectoring, swaggering, vaporing ● thrasonic, fire eating, "full of sound and fury " [Macbeth].
- one's bark being worse than his bite ● " beggars mounted run their horse to death " [Henry VI] ● quid times? Caesarem vehis [Lat][Plutarch] ● wagahai wa [Jap: I (expressing superiority)].
- “Insolence” in Roget's Thesaurus, T. Y. Crowell Co., 1911.