In"so*lence (?), n. [F. insolence, L. insolentia. See Insolent.]

1.

The quality of being unusual or novel.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

2.

The quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others; arrogant contempt; brutal imprudence.

Flown with insolence and wine. Milton.

3.

Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.

Loaded with fetters and insolences from the soldiers. Fuller.

 

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In"so*lence, v. t.

To insult.

[Obs.]

Eikon Basilike.

 

© Webster 1913.

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