Insolence



[in-suh-luh ns] /ˈɪn sə ləns/

noun
1.
contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech.
2.
the quality or condition of being .
n.

late 14c., from Latin insolentia “unusualness, haughtiness, arrogance,” from insolentem (see insolent).

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