impudency


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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.
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use moreover with great impudency to importune men to give them money for their spurs and without regard either of person or time or place do trouble them even in their prayers'.
What greater impudency then to handle reverent matters so unreverently?
But shame is gone, and honour wiped away, And impudency on my forehead sits.