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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Insolence


IN'SOLENCE, noun [Latin insolentia; in and soleo, to be accustomed.]

Pride or haughtiness manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others; petulant contempt; impudence.

Blown with insolence and wine.

IN'SOLENCE, verb transitive To treat with haughty contempt. [Not used.]