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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insolence

    Audacity, in the sense here considered, is a reckless defiance of law, decency, public opinion, or personal rights, claims, or views, approaching the meaning of impudence or shamelessness, but always carrying the thought of the personal risk that one disregards in such defiance; the merely impudent or shameless person may take no thought of consequences; the audacious person recognizes and recklessly braves them. Hardihood defies and disregards the rational judgment of men. Effrontery (Latin effrons, barefaced, shameless) adds to audacity and hardihood the special element of defiance of considerations of propriety, duty, and respect for others, yet not to the extent implied in impudence or shamelessness. Impudence disregards what is due to superiors; shamelessness defies decency. Boldness is forward-stepping courage, spoken of with reference to the presence and observation of others; boldness, in the good sense, is courage viewed from the outside; but the word is frequently used in an unfavorable sense to indicate a lack of proper sensitiveness and modesty. Compare ASSURANCE; BRAVE.

    Synonyms:
    assurance, audacity, boldness, brass, effrontery, hardihood, impudence, shamelessness

    Antonyms:
    bashfulness, coyness, diffidence, modesty, sensitiveness, shrinking, shyness, timidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insolence

    Synonyms:
    arrogance, assumption, impudence

    Antonyms:
    deference, consideration, politeness, modesty, bashfulness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshnessnoun

    the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

    Synonyms:
    bitterness, saddle sore, rancour, impudence, archness, encrustation, rancor, bile, resentment, novelty, cheekiness, impertinence, perkiness, freshness, cheek, crust, incrustation, gall, sauciness, glow, pertness

  2. insolencenoun

    an offensive disrespectful impudent act

    Synonyms:
    gall, cheekiness, crust, impertinence, freshness, impudence

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insolencenoun

    Synonyms:
    impertinence, impudence, sauciness, pertness, malapertness, flippancy, rudeness, abuse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insolencenoun

    Synonyms:
    impudence, contumely, impertinence, contumacy, effrontery, disrespect

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  1. List of paraphrases for "insolence":

    rudeness, impudence, insolent, cheek, defiance

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How to use insolence in a sentence?

  1. Todd McCarthy:

    Unfortunately,' Mockingjay - Part 1' has all the personality of an industrial film, there's not a drop of insolence, insubordination or insurrection running through its veins ; it feels like a manufactured product through and through, ironic and sad given its revolutionary theme.

  2. Aristotle:

    Wit is educated insolence.

  3. Boileau:

    It is intolerable that a silly fool, with nothing but empty birth to boast of, should in his insolence array himself in the merits of others, and vaunt an honour which does not belong to him.


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