impudent


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im·pu·dent

 (ĭm′pyə-dənt)
adj.
1. Offensively bold or disrespectful; insolent or impertinent. See Synonyms at shameless.
2. Obsolete Immodest.

[Middle English, from Latin impudēns, impudent- : in-, not; see in-1 + pudēns, present participle of pudēre, to be ashamed.]

im′pu·dent·ly adv.

impudent

(ˈɪmpjʊdənt)
adj
1. mischievous, impertinent, or disrespectful
2. an obsolete word for immodest
ˈimpudently adv
ˈimpudentness n

im•pu•dent

(ˈɪm pyə dənt)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by impertinence.
2. Obs. shameless; immodest.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin impudēns shameless =im- im-2 + pudēns, present participle of pudēre to feel shame]
im′pu•dent•ly, adv.
syn: See impertinent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impudent - marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"
2.impudent - improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

impudent

adjective bold, rude, cheeky (informal), forward, fresh (informal), saucy (informal), cocky (informal), audacious, brazen, shameless, sassy (U.S. informal), pert, presumptuous, impertinent, insolent, lippy (U.S. & Canad. slang), bumptious, immodest, bold-faced Some were well behaved, while others were impudent.
retiring, modest, polite, timid, respectful, courteous, well-behaved, self-effacing

impudent

adjective
Translations
وقِح، صَفيق، بَذيء
nestydatý
frækuforskammet
ósvífinn
bezkaunīgsnekaunīgs
nesramenpredrzen

impudent

[ˈɪmpjʊdənt] ADJ [person] → insolente, descarado; [behaviour] → insolente

impudent

[ˈɪmpjʊdənt] adjimpudent(e)

impudent

adj, impudently

impudent

[ˈɪmpjʊdnt] adjimpertinente, impudente

impudent

(ˈimpjudənt) adjective
rude; disrespectful. an impudent child/suggestion.
ˈimpudently adverb
ˈimpudence noun
References in classic literature ?
There was a way to deal with that, and I dealt; the more readily for my full vision--on the evidence--of our employer's late clever, good-looking "own" man; impudent, assured, spoiled, depraved.
Mind your own business, you impudent young rascal, and I'll mind mine
I'd like to have been able to kick the fellow down the steps," said he to himself, as he saw the door fairly closed, "with his impudent assurance; but he knows how much he has me at advantage.
He arrived, looked me over with a smiling and impudent curiosity; said he had come for me, and informed me that he was a page.
The fact that a band of 6,000 Indians are now murdering our frontiersmen at their impudent leisure, and that we are only able to send 1,200 soldiers against them, is utilized here to discourage emigration to America.
she says, breaking in and jumping for him, "you impudent young rascal, to fool a body so --" and was going to hug him, but he fended her off, and says:
She did not deem it impudent or unmannerly for a slave to look her in the face.
I do not know whether it ought to be so, but certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
That is a fiction--an impudent invention to vex me.
Basil was a little boy with impudent blue eyes and a turned-up nose, and Mary hated him.
At a private interview with Miss Garth she had referred again, of her own accord, to the subject of her letter from London -- had spoken self-reproachfully of her weakness in admitting Captain Wragge's impudent claim to a family connection with her -- and had then reverted to the state of her health and to the doubtful prospect that awaited her in the coming summer in a tone of despondency which it was very distressing to hear.
I mentioned what they had said about her, and she laughed, and told me they were impudent fellows who talked nonsense - but I knew it pleased her.