Insolent Definition

Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; impertinent; impudent.
Webster's New World
Arrogantly contemptuous; overbearing.
Webster's New World

Origin of Insolent

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin insolens (“unaccustomed, unwanted, unusual, immoderate, excessive, arrogant, insolent”), from in- (“priv.”) + solens, present participle of solere (“to be accustomed, to be wont”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin īnsolēns īnsolent- immoderate, arrogant in- not in–1 solēns present participle of solēre to be accustomed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to insolent using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With