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 ?
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.
The wife of the prisoner had been employed in a department near him, and had been discharged for impudence to him.
Shelby both felt annoyed and degraded by the familiar impudence of the trader, and yet both saw the absolute necessity of putting a constraint on their feelings.
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:
He was one of those who could torture the slightest look, word, or gesture, on the part of the slave, into impudence, and would treat it ac- cordingly.
I say nothing of which I am ashamed," replied he, with lively impudence.
Impudence, I know that very well, and I was determined to find out WHERE you had been to.
That is for your impudence in answering mama awhile since," said he, "and for your sneaking way of getting behind curtains, and for the look you had in your eyes two minutes since, you rat
My presence in his sanctum was evidently esteemed a piece of impudence too shameful for remark: he silently applied the tube to his lips, folded his arms, and puffed away.
And she ran into the middle of the room and, taking a handle in each hand, began to skip, and skip, and skip, while Mary turned in her chair to stare at her, and the queer faces in the old portraits seemed to stare at her, too, and wonder what on earth this common little cottager had the impudence to be doing under their very noses.
Like his impudence,' said Peggotty, 'but I don't mind that