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"insolent" in British English

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insolentadjective

uk   us   /ˈɪn.səl.ənt/
(Definition of insolent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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insolentadjective

 us   /ˈɪn·sə·lənt/
(of a ​person or a person’s ​behavior) ​intentionally and ​rudelyshowing no ​respect: Students were often ​inattentive, sometimes ​even insolent, and ​showedrelatively little ​interest in ​theirwork.
insolently
adverb  us   /ˈɪn·sə·lənt·li/
(Definition of insolent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “insolent”
in Korean 오만한…
in Arabic وَقِح, مُتَغطرِس…
in Malaysian biadab…
in French insolent…
in Russian дерзкий, вызывающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無禮的,侮慢的…
in Italian insolente…
in Turkish saygısız, küstah, terbiyesiz…
in Polish bezczelny, zuchwały…
in Spanish insolente…
in Vietnamese láo xược…
in Portuguese insolente, abusado…
in Thai อวดดี…
in German unverschämt…
in Catalan insolent…
in Japanese 傲慢な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无礼的,侮慢的…
in Indonesian lancang, kurang ajar…
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