Cheeky vs. Insolent

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  • Cheeky (adjective)

    Impudent; impertinent; impertinently bold, often in a way that is regarded as endearing or amusing.

  • Cheeky (adjective)

    (of swimwear or underwear) tending to reveal the cheeks of the buttocks.

  • Cheeky (adjective)

    Indulged in.

  • Cheeky (adjective)

    Poisonous (of animals such as snakes), dangerous, cunning, violent, potent.

  • Insolent (adjective)

    Insulting in manner or words.

  • Insolent (adjective)


  • Insolent (adjective)


  • Insolent (noun)

    A person who is insolent.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Cheeky

    a Brazen-faced; impudent; bold.

  • Insolent (adjective)

    Deviating from that which is customary; novel; strange; unusual.

  • Insolent (adjective)

    Haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude or disrespectful; saucy; as, an insolent master; an insolent servant.

  • Insolent (adjective)

    Proceeding from or characterized by insolence; insulting; as, insolent words or behavior.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cheeky (adjective)

    offensively bold;

    "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"

    "a nervy thing to say"

  • Insolent (adjective)

    marked by casual disrespect;

    "a flip answer to serious question"

    "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"

  • Insolent (adjective)

    unrestrained by convention or propriety;

    "an audacious trick to pull"

    "a barefaced hypocrite"

    "the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"

    "bold-faced lies"

    "brazen arrogance"

    "the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"

Princeton's WordNet

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