TEM8 IELTS GRE
1. literally "unusual," from in- "not, opposite of" + solentem, present participle of solere "be accustomed".
2. obsolete => insolent.
- insolent (adj.)
- late 14c., "contemptuous, arrogant, haughty," from Latin insolentem (nominative insolens) "arrogant, immoderate," literally "unusual," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + solentem, present participle of solere "be accustomed," which possibly is related to sodalis "close companion," and to suescere "become used to." Meaning "contemptuous of rightful authority" is from 1670s. Related: Insolently.
- 1. The officer stamped his boot. "Don't be insolent with me, mademoiselle."
- 2. The bandit bared his teeth in an insolent smile.
- 3. Well, he had shown the insolent fellow the door.
- 哼, 他已经把那个傲慢无礼的家伙赶走了.
- 4. His insolent manner really got my blood up.
- 5. At these insolent words her anger rose.
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