Definition of insolence:
rancour, mouth, archness, backchat, glow, bitterness, sassiness, incivility, superciliousness, perkiness, incrustation, brass, familiarity, bile, nerviness, pride, pushiness, presumption, cheekiness, overconfidence, audaciousness, sass, shamelessness, haughtiness, saddle sore, freshness, nerve, forwardness, presumption, inconsideration, encrustation, overbearingness, cheek, attitude, chutzpah, loftiness, discourteousness, ungraciousness, vulgarity, gall, sauce, inconsiderateness, pridefulness, assurance, assumption, hardihood, superiority, courtesy, novelty, rancor, hauteur, impertinence, face, impudence, uppishness, impertinency, lordliness, impoliteness, uppityness, impudency, proudness, pertness, resentment, dis, crust.
- defiance (part of speech: noun)
- insolence (part of speech: noun)
- disrespect (part of speech: noun)
There I read your name, constantly repeated in every line of writing; and knew that the man who, in my absence, had stepped between me and my prize- the man who, in his insolence of youth, and birth, and fortune, had snatched from me the one long- delayed reward for twenty years of misery, just as my hands were stretched forth to grasp it, was the son of that honourable and high- born gentleman who had given my father to the gallows, and had made me the outcast of my social privileges for life.- "Basil", Wilkie Collins.
- "The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2", Henry James.
- "Peggy Owen and Liberty", Lucy Foster Madison.