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insolent
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Definition rudely disrespectful
  • I don't recommend the hotel. The employees are insolent and unhelpful.
insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • She was fired for insolence.
  • insolence = rude disrespectful behavior or action
  • You're going to listen, and no more insolence from you!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • insolence = rude disrespectful behavior or action
  • Malfoy gave Professor Lupin an insolent stare,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • I turned around, fixing my gaze on him. For a moment, he stared back, insolent, his eyes seemingly huge behind his glasses. But as I kept on, steady, unwavering, he finally caved and turned to stare out the window. Twelve-year-olds, I thought. So easy to break.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • A junior, Rollo was insolent, a troublemaker.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • You'd better not be insolent. I can have you fired at a moment's notice, you know.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • He considered Randy an insolent young loafer, an example of decadence in what once might have been a good family, and...
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • The Captain stared at him grimly, insolently, showing what he thought of Maine men.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • insolently = with rude disrespect
  • A big, robust guy with blond hair and a relatively insolent grin, Shane was supersmart.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • insolent = disrespectful
  • "Turns out 'insolence' basically means acting like a brat," I say to Francis and Teddy as we walk to English.
    Lincoln Pierce  --  Big Nate - In a Class by Himself
  • insolence = rude disrespectful behavior or action
  • ...made me an insolent bow.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • Who, queasy with his insolence already,
    Will their good thoughts call from him.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • insolence = arrogance (rude disrespect)
  • ALAN moves away from him, insolently takes up a packet of DYSART's cigarettes from the bench, and extracts one.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • insolently = rudely disrespectfully
  • REASON FOR DETENTION: Insolence
    Lincoln Pierce  --  Big Nate - In a Class by Himself
  • insolence = rude disrespect
  • The fact that the bartender had been a little slow and insolent hadn't necessarily been a reason to break his nose.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • Paul's insolence Father Breuninger had chalked up to being part of an adolescent stage.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • insolence = rude disrespectful behavior
  • You're insolent, woman. You'll get no charity here.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • The insolence of office,
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • insolence = rudeness
  • The marquises in insolent attitudes seated on each side of the stage.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
insolent = rudely disrespectful

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