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Meaning of IMPUDENT

Pronunciation:  'impyudunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"

IMPUDENT is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: disrespectful, flip, forward, fresh, impertinent, insolent, overbold, sassy, saucy, smart, snotty-nosed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im"pu*dent\, a. [L. impudens, -entis; pref. im- not +
pudens ashamed, modest, p. pr. of pudere to feel shame: cf.
F. impudent.]
Bold, with contempt or disregard; unblushingly forward;
impertinent; wanting modesty; shameless; saucy.

      More than impudent sauciness.            --Shak.

      When we behold an angel, not to fear Is to be impudent.

Syn: Shameless; audacious; brazen; bold-faced; pert;
     immodest; rude; saucy; impertinent; insolent.

Thesaurus Terms
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