impudence


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im·pu·dence

 (ĭm′pyə-dəns) also im·pu·den·cy (-dən-sē)
n.
1. The quality of being offensively bold.
2. Offensively bold behavior.

impudence

(ˈɪmpjʊdəns) or

impudency

n
1. the quality of being impudent
2. an impudent act or statement
[C14: from Latin impudēns shameless, from im- (not) + pudēns modest; see pudency]

im•pu•dence

(ˈɪm pyə dəns)

n.
1. the quality or state of being impudent.
2. impudent conduct or language.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impudence - an impudent statement
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
2.impudence - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah - (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity

impudence

noun boldness, nerve (informal), cheek (informal), face (informal), front, neck (informal), gall (informal), lip (slang), presumption, audacity, rudeness, chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal), insolence, impertinence, effrontery, brass neck (Brit. informal), shamelessness, sauciness, brazenness, sassiness (U.S. informal), pertness, bumptiousness One sister had the impudence to wear the other's clothes.

impudence

noun
Translations
وَقاحَه، صَفاقَه
drzostnestoudnost
frækheduforskammethed
häpeämättömyysjulkeusröyhkeys
ósvífni
obrăznicie
bezočivosť
arsızlıkyüzsüzlük

impudence

[ˈɪmpjʊdəns] N [of person] → insolencia f, descaro m; [of behaviour] → insolencia f
he had the impudence to say thattuvo la insolencia or el descaro de decir que ...
what impudence!¡qué insolencia or descaro!

impudence

[ˈɪmpjʊdəns] n (= cheek) → impudence f

impudence

nUnverschämtheit f, → Frechheit f; what impudence!so eine Unverschämtheit or Frechheit!; he had the impudence to ask meer hatte die Stirn or er besaß die Frechheit, mich zu fragen

impudence

[ˈɪmpjʊdns] nimpudenza

impudent

(ˈimpjudənt) adjective
rude; disrespectful. an impudent child/suggestion.
ˈimpudently adverb
ˈimpudence noun
References in classic literature ?
But the Cricket, who was a wise old philosopher, instead of being offended at Pinocchio's impudence, continued in the same tone:
It would be like his impudence,' interposed Mrs Varden, bridling,
Here was the very thing he wanted, here was good cause reason and foundation for pretending to be angry; but having this cause reason and foundation which he had come expressly to seek, not expecting to find, Richard Swiveller was angry in sound earnest, and wondered what the devil Cheggs meant by his impudence.
With her usual impudence, my companion then made some attempts to get up a conversation; but the monosyllables 'yes,' or
And, I say," pursued Old Sharon, relapsing into his customary impudence, "you're in love, you know, with that nice girl.
Not till La Ricaneuse stands before her with bare, black arms akimbo, uttering a volley of vile abuse and of brazen impudence.
And with these cracked words he finally departed, leaving me, for the moment, in no small wonderment at his frantic impudence.
You doubtlessly mean to say something, but hide your last word through fear, because you have not the resolution to utter it, and only have a cowardly impudence.
I am equally confounded at HER impudence and HIS credulity.
I'll warrant 'tis not her first, by her impudence in laying it to your worship.
And when they have emptied and swept clean the soul of him who is now in their power and who is being initiated by them in great mysteries, the next thing is to bring back to their house insolence and anarchy and waste and impudence in bright array having garlands on their heads, and a great company with them, hymning their praises and calling them by sweet names; insolence they term breeding, and anarchy liberty, and waste magnificence, and impudence courage.
His aunt Polly was knocked so stupid and so mad at the cold impudence of it that she couldn't say a word for as much as a half a minute, and this gave me a chance to nudge Tom and whisper: