Showing haughty disregard of others; overbearing; contemptuously impertinent.
Proceeding from insolence; insulting; supercilious: because, insolent terms or behavior.
Producing the consequence of insolence; exorbitant; unbearable.
Synonyms and Insolent, Insulting; abusive, impudent, contemptuous. Insolent is mainly used of language which deliberately and grossly rude, defiant, or rebellious. Where it applies to conduct, the conduct includes language as the utmost offensive thing. Insulting is easily relevant to either words or deeds being intended to decrease a person's self-respect: as, an insulting motion. Insolent usually indicates pride, but insulting doesn't. A man can be insolent or insulting to their superior, his inferior, or their equal. See arrogance and affront, n.