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insolence (noun) extreme rudeness and disrespect (for elders an superiors).

Insolence is rude and disrespectful behavior. A personís insolence is their rudeness and disrespect for others. A person of insolence is unmindful of manners. They are discourteous and arrogant.

  • Charlesís insolence has robbed him of several chances of promotion and a rise in his salary. He is always rude even to his bosses and doesnít care how he speaks.
  • Pampered by his fond mother Ricky has grown into a young man of insolence. He lacks any sense of manners and is avoided by others for his rudeness.
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