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 for insolence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insolence \In"so*lence\, n. [F. insolence, L. insolentia. See
     Insolent.]
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     1. The quality of being unusual or novel. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     2. The quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness
        manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of
        others; arrogant contempt; brutal impudence.
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              Flown with insolence and wine.        --Milton.
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     3. Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.
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              Loaded with fetters and insolences from the
              soldiers.                             --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insolence \In"so*lence\, v. t.
     To insult. [Obs.] --Eikon Basilike.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  insolence
      n 1: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take
           liberties [syn: crust, gall, impertinence,
           impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness]
      2: an offensive disrespectful impudent act

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "insolence":
     arrogance, assumption, audacity, bold front, boldness,
     brash bearing, brashness, brass, brassiness, bravado,
     brazen boldness, brazenness, bumptiousness, callousness, cheek,
     cheekiness, chutzpah, cockiness, contempt, contemptuousness,
     daring, daringness, defial, defiance, defying, derision, despite,
     discourtesy, disdain, disesteem, dishonor, disparagement,
     disregard, disrespect, disrespectfulness, gall, hardihood,
     hardness, hardness of heart, heart of stone, heroics, hubris,
     impenitence, impenitentness, impertinence, improvidence,
     imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, induration, injudiciousness,
     irrepentance, irreverence, lack of respect, nonrepentance,
     obduracy, overboldness, overcarelessness, overconfidence,
     oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, pertness, presumption,
     presumptuousness, rashness, ridicule, rudeness, sauciness,
     seared conscience, temerariousness, temerity, unabjectness,
     unchariness, uncontriteness, unwariness
  
  

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