- Rude and disrespectful behaviour: she was sacked for insolenceMore example sentences
impertinence, impudence, cheek, cheekiness, bad manners, ill-manneredness, unmannerliness, rudeness, impoliteness, incivility, lack of civility, discourtesy, discourteousness, disrespect, insubordination, contempt; audacity, boldness, brazenness, brashness, pertness, forwardness, effrontery, gall, presumptuousness, presumption; insults, abuse, offensivenessBritish • informal sauceScottish • informal snash• informal , • dated hide, crust• archaic contumely, malapertness
- Where do they get the authority and encouragement to practise their childish, schoolyard insolence and contempt of our leaders?
- They helped us understand what we were up against: the proud man's contumely, the insolence of office.
- Perhaps it was a case of German insolence, a deliberate offense to Roman dignity.