Insolence vs Disgrace - What's the difference?

insolence | disgrace |

As nouns the difference between insolence and disgrace

is that insolence is arrogant conduct; insulting, bold behaviour or attitude while disgrace is disgrace.

As a verb insolence

is (obsolete) to insult.




  • Arrogant conduct; insulting, bold behaviour or attitude.
  • * 5th century BCE, ,
  • Wit is well-bred insolence .
  • Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.
  • * Fuller
  • Loaded with fetters and insolences from the soldiers.
  • (obsolete) The quality of being unusual or novel.
  • (Spenser)

    Derived terms

    * insolency


  • (obsolete) To insult.
  • (Eikon Basilike)


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    (en noun)
  • The condition of being out of favor; loss of favor, regard, or respect.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Macduff lives in disgrace .
  • The state of being dishonored, or covered with shame; dishonor; shame; ignominy.
  • That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.
  • (obsolete) An act of unkindness; a disfavor.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • the interchange continually of favours and disgraces


  • To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.