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Synonyms for insolent
ˈɪn sə lənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed, flip(adj)

    marked by casual disrespect

    "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"

    Synonyms:
    impertinent, wise, smart, fresh, bodacious, barefaced, snotty-nosed, brazen-faced, flip, bald-faced, saucy, brassy, sassy, audacious, overbold, impudent, brazen

    Antonyms:
    ashamed(p), respectful

  2. audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent(adj)

    unrestrained by convention or propriety

    "an audacious trick to pull"; "a barefaced hypocrite"; "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times; "bald-faced lies"; "brazen arrogance"; "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

    Synonyms:
    brazen, brazen-faced, flip, meretricious, audacious, gimcrack, loud, brassy, flashy, intrepid, fearless, hardy, bodacious, venturous, daring, cheap, trashy, venturesome, brave, gaudy, garish, tatty, unfearing, bald, snotty-nosed, tawdry, brasslike, impudent, barefaced, bald-faced, dauntless, flash, tacky

    Antonyms:
    respectful, ashamed(p)

Wiktionary

  1. insolent(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    impertinent, cocky, offensive, bold, insubordinate, impudent, arrogant, disrespectful

  2. insolent(adjective)

    insulting in manner or words

    Synonyms:
    impudent, bold, disrespectful, cocky, offensive, arrogant, insubordinate, impertinent

  3. insolent(adjective)

    rude

    Synonyms:
    impudent, arrogant, impertinent, offensive, cocky, insubordinate, disrespectful, bold

  4. insolent(adjective)

    cheeky

    Synonyms:
    offensive, impertinent, bold, cocky, arrogant, impudent, insubordinate, disrespectful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insolent

    Synonyms:
    haughty, overbear, ing, contemptuous, abusive, saucy, impertinent, opprobrious, offensive, pert, outrageous, scurrilous, rude

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insolent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    impertinent, impudent, saucy, pert, malapert, flippant, rude, abusive, overbearing, domineering, contemptuous, without humility or self-respect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insolent(a)

    Synonyms:
    impudent, contumelious, overbearing, disrespectful contemptuous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    snotty, impudent, cocky, sassy, cheeky, unashamed, rude, insolence, brazen, impertinent, conceited

How to pronounce insolent?

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How to use insolent in a sentence?

  1. Austin Powers International Man of Mystery:

    Dr. Evil The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? — On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependance on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.

  3. M Aurelius:

    Consider, and you will find that almost all the transactions of the time of Vespasian differed little from those of the present day. You there find marrying and giving in marriage, educating children, sickness, death, war, joyous holidays, traffic, agriculture, flatterers, insolent pride, suspicions, laying of plots, longing for the death of others, newsmongers, lovers, misers, men canvassing for consulship?yet all these passed away, and are nowhere.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    For those who are on the roof become insolent as they don't know yet about the slope and the slipperiness of the roof!


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