Definition of insolent :
1. Deviating from that which is customary; novel; strange; unusual.
2. Haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude or disrespectful; saucy; as, an insolent master; an insolent servant.
3. Proceeding from or characterized by insolence; insulting; as, insolent words or behavior.
tawdry, lofty, study at impertinent, bald-faced, familiar, intrepid, proud, forward, smart, overweening, overbold, tatty, sassy, cheap, prideful, venturesome, loud, wise, supercilious, barefaced, flashy, fearless, lordly, meretricious, haughty, dauntless, pushy, brazen-faced, malapert, brave, brassy, superior, brasslike, pert, garish, gaudy, hardy, bold-faced, overbearing, bodacious, high-and-mighty, venturous, gimcrack, attitude, snippety, uppish, fresh, offensive, tacky, courtesy, snippy, unfearing, uppity, assumptive, snotty-nosed, trashy, assuming, overconfident, smart-alecky, unashamed, bald, flash, flip, boldfaced, contumelious, presuming, nervy
defiant (part of speech: adjective)
insolent (part of speech: adjective)
callous, saucy, arrogant, brash, rude, discourteous, impertinent, cheeky, outrageous, defiant, outspoken, brazen, disrespectful, candid, audacious, impolite, flagrant, irreverent, mouthy, presumptuous, insubordinate, contemptuous, sacrilegious, bold, derisive, sarcastic
disrespectful (part of speech: adjective)
- By her insolent bearing she roused my pride, until it overshadowed even my despair, and I heard no other voice. - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
- So he shouted, that insolent king, and his followers raised their clubs and growled approval of what their master said. - "The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles", Padraic Colum.
- The insolent dark eyes ran over him mockingly. - "Bull Hunter", Max Brand.