insolence

[in-suh-luh ns]
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Origin of insolence

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word insolentia. See insolent, -ence
Related formso·ver·in·so·lence, noun
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Word Origin and History for insolence
n.

late 14c., from Latin insolentia "unusualness, haughtiness, arrogance," from insolentem (see insolent).

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