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Altered lines not disrespectful (8)


I believe the answer is:


'disrespectful' is the definition.
(similar in meaning)

'altered lines not' is the wordplay.
'altered' indicates anagramming the letters.
'linesnot' with letters rearranged gives 'INSOLENT'.

(Other definitions for insolent that I've seen before include "Rudely disrespectful" , "Rude and disrespectful" , "Pert" , "Extremely fresh" , "Brash" .)

I've seen this clue in The Daily Express.
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