insolent

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Etymology[edit]

PIE word
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From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin īnsolēns (unaccustomed, unwanted, unusual, immoderate, excessive, arrogant, insolent), from in- (privative prefix) + solēns, present participle of solere (to be accustomed, to be wont).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnsə.lənt/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪnsə.lənt/

Adjective[edit]

insolent (comparative more insolent, superlative most insolent)

  1. Insulting in manner or words.
    Synonyms: arrogant, bold, cocky, impudent
  2. Rude.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, [] the chlorotic squatters on huge yachts, the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosus, []!”
    Synonyms: disrespectful, impertinent, insubordinate, offensive

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Noun[edit]

insolent (plural insolents)

  1. A person who is insolent.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 78:
      What a way do you put yourself in miss! said the insolent.
    • 2010, Louisa Shea, The Cynic Enlightenment: Diogenes in the Salon (page 7)
      Diogenes Laertius reports that Diogenes was apt to take the identification with the dog at face value, as when he lifted his leg and relieved himself on a group of young insolents who teased him with a dog's bone []

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin insolens, attested from 1653.[1]

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insolent (masculine and feminine plural insolents)

  1. insolent

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  1. ^ “insolent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin insolens.

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insolent (feminine singular insolente, masculine plural insolents, feminine plural insolentes)

  1. insolent

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin insolens.

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insolent m (feminine singular insolenta, masculine plural insolents, feminine plural insolentas)

  1. insolent

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French insolent, from Latin insolens.

Adjective[edit]

insolent m or n (feminine singular insolentă, masculine plural insolenți, feminine and neuter plural insolente)

  1. insolent

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