[ US /ˈɪnsəɫənt/ ]
[ UK /ˈɪnsələnt/ ]
  1. unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brazen arrogance
    an audacious trick to pull
    bald-faced lies
    the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim
    the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress
    a barefaced hypocrite
  2. marked by casual disrespect
    a flip answer to serious question
    the student was kept in for impudent behavior
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use insolent In A Sentence

  • His eyes were black too, but had nothing of fierce or insolent; on the contrary, a certain melancholy swimmingness, that described hopeless love rather than a natural amorous languish. The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1
  • Indifferent, insolent, squally weather put a bit of a damper on the festive and cultural activities over the bank holiday weekend.
  • Walton, imagining that his discomposure was the consequence of guilty fear, called upon him to remember the duties which he owed to England, the benefits which he had received from himself, and the probable consequence of taking part in a pert boy's insolent defiance of the power of the governor of the province. Waverley Novels — Volume 12
  • Forasmuch as this self-love is so natural to them all that they had rather part with their father’s land than their foolish opinions; but chiefly players, fiddlers, orators, and poets, of which the more ignorant each of them is, the more insolently he pleases himself, that is to say vaunts and spreads out his plumes. In Praise of Folly
  • The most careless and trivial movements were capable of transmitting the rudest and most insolent messages.
  • MIT Press The bombing for the sake of "frightfulness" (an imitation of the Germans) and the insolent demand for unconditional surrender, and the blind policy with Russia were all blunders as well as wrongs, and have produced a stale-mate where materially there was a clear victory. 'The Letters of George Santayana'
  • Naples was altogether different, but even here it must be admitted that her conception of deserving people was not at all that set forth in those novels of Dostoievski which Albertine had taken from my shelves and devoured, that is to say in the guise of wheedling parasites, thieves, drunkards, at one moment stupid, at another insolent, debauchees, at a pinch murderers. The Captive
  • So he bore with his injurious usage, saying to himself, Verily insolence and evil-speaking are causes of perdition and cast into confusion, and it is said, ‘The insolent is shent and the ignorant doth repent; and whose feareth, to him safety is sent’: moderation marketh the noble and gentle manners are of gains the grandest. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • There - munching on a pot plant, stuffing his insolent rabbity face.
  • But in the Sixties, as some of us know, wearing modish flat shoes could be as much an act of insolent opposition as a fashion statement.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy