insolence

[ in-suh-luh ns ]
/ ˈɪn sə ləns /

noun

contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech.
the quality or condition of being insolent.

Origin of insolence

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

Related forms

o·ver·in·so·lence, noun
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