1. The quality of being unusual or novel. [Obs.]
2. The quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others; arrogant contempt; brutal impudence.
Flown with insolence and wine. --Milton.
3. Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.
Loaded with fetters and insolences from the soldiers. --Fuller.
In·so·lence, v. t. To insult. [Obs.]
n 1: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take
liberties [syn: crust, gall, impertinence, impudence,
2: an offensive disrespectful impudent act