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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insolence  \In"so*lence\,  n.  [F.  insolence,  L.  insolentia  See 
  {Insolent}.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  unusual  or  novel.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  The  quality  of  being  insolent;  pride  or  haughtiness 
  manifested  in  contemptuous  and  overbearing  treatment  of 
  others  arrogant  contempt;  brutal  impudence. 
 
  Flown  with  insolence  and  wine.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Insolent  conduct  or  treatment;  insult. 
 
  Loaded  with  fetters  and  insolences  from  the 
  soldiers.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insolence  \In"so*lence\,  v.  t. 
  To  insult.  [Obs.]  --Eikon  Basilike 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insolence 
  n  1:  the  trait  of  being  rude  and  impertinent;  inclined  to  take 
  liberties  [syn:  {crust},  {gall},  {impertinence},  {impudence}, 
  {cheekiness},  {freshness}] 
  2:  an  offensive  disrespectful  impudent  act 




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