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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insolence mean? 

  The noun INSOLENCE has 2 senses:

1. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
2. an offensive disrespectful impudent act

  Familiarity information: INSOLENCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1insolence [BACK TO TOP]


The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


cheekiness; insolence; impertinence; impudence; crust; freshness; gall

Hypernyms ("insolence" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; rudeness (a manner that is rude and insulting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insolence"):

chutzpa; chutzpah; hutzpah ((Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity)

Sense 2insolence [BACK TO TOP]


An offensive disrespectful impudent act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("insolence" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; offence; offense; offensive activity (a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)

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