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insolence

[ in-suh-luhns ]
/ ˈɪn sə ləns /
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noun
contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech.
the quality or condition of being insolent.
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Origin of insolence

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word insolentia.See insolent, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM insolence

o·ver·in·so·lence, noun
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