The Latin roots inside our word insolent literally mean "unusual" or "unfamiliar," so, why does it now mean "rude, bold, cheeky"? I assume that its meaning, at some point, simply took a flying leap. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Insolent people are speaking in a rude way, usually because they're being disrespectful or too relaxed.
"But at [the film's] heart is a fierce, insolent and compassionate Errol Flynn, the dashing embodiment of the [swashbuckling] genre, in the role of a lifetime."
Explain the meaning of "insolent" without saying "talking in an overly bold way" or "treating other people with disrespect."
Fill in the blanks: "After (hanging around certain people, or watching or reading about certain fictional characters), (someone) seems to have contracted their insolence and now (says or does something rude)."
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1. The opposite of INSOLENT is
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