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 ?
One is apt, I believe, to connect assurance of manner with coquetry, and to expect that an impudent address will naturally attend an impudent mind; at least I was myself prepared for an improper degree of confidence in Lady Susan; but her countenance is absolutely sweet, and her voice and manner winningly mild.
While all were, as has been said, observing him, suddenly from among the duennas and handmaidens the impudent and witty Altisidora lifted up her voice and said in pathetic tones:
It is you who are impudent," said Eureka, "for accusing me of such a crime when you can't prove it except by guessing.
With a foolish smile Pyotr raised his hat, with its colored band, at the window, in token of farewell; an impudent conductor slammed the door and the latch.
He would joke with hyenas, returning their stare With an impudent wag of the head: And he once went a walk, paw-in-paw, with a bear, "Just to keep up its spirits," he said.
Some praises proceed merely of flattery; and if he be an ordinary flatterer, he will have certain common attributes, which may serve every man; if he be a cunning flatterer, he will follow the archflatterer, which is a man's self; and wherein a man thinketh best of himself, therein the flatterer will uphold him most: but if he be an impudent flatterer, look wherein a man is conscious to himself, that he is most defective, and is most out of countenance in himself, that will the flatterer entitle him to perforce, spreta conscientia.
She has informed me that a person named Silvester, an impudent adventuress--"
Mind your own business, you impudent young rascal, and I'll mind mine
He gave me a Southern smile and shrug of comprehension, as one acquainted with affairs of the heart,--which was a relief after the cockney tramp's impudent expression of, no doubt, a precisely similar sentiment.
However, what she withheld from the infant, she bestowed with the utmost profuseness on the poor unknown mother, whom she called an impudent slut, a wanton hussy, an audacious harlot, a wicked jade, a vile strumpet, with every other appellation with which the tongue of virtue never fails to lash those who bring a disgrace on the sex.
Madame de Cintre blushed a little and seemed to say that if begging his pardon in words was impudent, she might at least thus mutely express her perfect comprehension of his finding her conduct odious.
She did not deem it impudent or unmannerly for a slave to look her in the face.