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insolentadjective

uk   /ˈɪn.səl.ənt/ us   /ˈɪn.səl.ənt/
insolently
adverb uk   /ˈɪn.səl.ənt.li/ us   /ˈɪn.səl.ənt.li/
insolence
noun [U] uk   /ˈɪn.səl.əns/ us   /ˈɪn.səl.əns/
(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 rudely showing no respect: Students were often inattentive, sometimes even insolent, and showed relatively little interest in their work.
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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