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insolence

in·so·lence

insolence

 
pronunciation:
In s lns
part of speech: noun
definition 1: rude or impudent behavior or speech.
The insolence with which he answered the police officer's questions only made the officer more suspicious of him.
synonyms:
back talk, effrontery, guff, impertinence, impudence, lip, sass
antonyms:
respectfulness
similar words:
audacity, contumely
definition 2: the quality or an act of being insolent.
synonyms:
discourtesy, effrontery, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, pertness, rudeness, unmannerliness
antonyms:
courtesy, respectfulness
similar words:
audacity, brazenness, cheek, contumely, disrespect, forwardness, gall, presumption