the quality or state of being impudent; effrontery; insolence.
impudent conduct or language.
Obsolete. lack of modesty; shamelessness.
Also, impudency.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin impudentia shamelessness. See impudent, -ence

1. impertinence, rudeness; brass, brazenness, face, lip, boldness, presumption, sauce, pertness; nerve, gall.

1. courtesy. Unabridged
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impudence or impudency (ˈɪmpjʊdəns)
1.  the quality of being impudent
2.  an impudent act or statement
[C14: from Latin impudēns shameless, from im- (not) + pudēns modest; see pudency]
impudency or impudency
[C14: from Latin impudēns shameless, from im- (not) + pudēns modest; see pudency]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. impudentia "shamelessness," noun of quality from impudens (see impudent).
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Example sentences
One waits in vain for him to show the slightest impudence in this film.
It is one with which you can laugh-with its own impudence toward foreign
  crises-while laughing at its rowdy spinning jokes.
Such impudence is unforgivable editorially and personally.
The law empowers the minister of interior to detain a defendant for crimes
  related to national security, honor, or impudence.
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