2. Not sociable or companionable; disinclined to social intercourse or conversation; unsociable; taciturn.
This austere insociable life.Shak.
(In*so"cia*bly), adv. Unsociably.
(In*so"ci*ate) a. Not associate; without a companion; single; solitary; recluse. [Obs.] "The insociate
virgin life." B. Jonson.
(In"so*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Insolated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Insolating.] [L. insolatus, p. p. of
insolare to expose to the sun; pref. in- in + sol the sun.] To dry in, or to expose to, the sun's rays; to
ripen or prepare by such exposure. Johnson.
(In`so*la"tion) n. [L. insolatio: cf. F. insolation.]
1. The act or process to exposing to the rays of the sun for the purpose of drying or maturing, as fruits,
drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
2. (Med.) (a) A sunstroke. (b) Exposure of a patient to the sun's rays; a sun bath.
(In"sole`) n. The inside sole of a boot or shoe; also, a loose, thin strip of leather, felt, etc., placed
inside the shoe for warmth or ease.
(In"so*lence) n. [F. insolence, L. insolentia. See Insolent.]
1. The quality of being unusual or novel. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. The quality of being insolent; pride or haughtiness manifested in contemptuous and overbearing treatment
of others; arrogant contempt; brutal impudence.
Flown with insolence and wine.Milton.
3. Insolent conduct or treatment; insult.
Loaded with fetters and insolences from the soldiers.Fuller.
(In"so*lence), v. t. To insult. [Obs.] Eikon Basilike.
(In"so*len*cy) n. Insolence. [R.] Evelyn.
(In"so*lent) a. [F. insolent, L. insolens, -entis, pref. in- not + solens accustomed, p. pr. of
solere to be accustomed.]
1. Deviating from that which is customary; novel; strange; unusual. [Obs.]
If one chance to derive any word from the Latin which is insolent to their ears . . . they forthwith make
a jest at it.Pettie.
If any should accuse me of being new or insolent.Milton.
2. Haughty and contemptuous or brutal in behavior or language; overbearing; domineering; grossly rude
or disrespectful; saucy; as, an insolent master; an insolent servant. "A paltry, insolent fellow." Shak.
Insolent is he that despiseth in his judgment all other folks as in regard of his value, of his cunning, of
his speaking, and of his bearing.Chaucer.
Can you not see? or will ye not observe . . .
How insolent of late he is become,
How proud, how peremptory?