insolent (adj.)

  1. marked by casual disrespect; a flip answer to serious question; the student was kept in for impudent behavior

    [ Syn: impudent , snotty-nosed , flip ]

  2. unrestrained by convention or propriety; an audacious trick to pull; a barefaced hypocrite; the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim- Los Angeles Times; bald-faced lies; brazen arrogance; the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress- Bertrand Russell

    [ Syn: audacious , barefaced , bodacious , bald-faced , brassy , brazen , brazen-faced ]

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