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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (brashness)
a. insolence
La insolencia de estos jóvenes a veces resulta ofensiva.The insolence of these youngsters is sometimes offensive.
2. (offense)
a. insolent behavior
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me harté de tu insolencia y tu arrogancia.I've had enough of your insolent behaviour and your arrogance.
b. insolent behaviour (United Kingdom)
Nos sorprendió la insolencia de algunos invitados.We were surprised at the insolent behaviour of some of the guests.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Aquello fue una insolencia insoportable y estuve a punto de darle un puñetazo.That was an intolerably rude thing to say and I almost punched him for it.
El hombre le dijo una insolencia a la recepcionista y se marchó.The man directed a rude remark at the receptionist and walked out.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. insolence
hacer/decir una insolenciato do/say something insolent
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lo que han hecho me parece una insolencia I think what they did was really rude
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