impudent

[im-pyuh-duhnt]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery: The student was kept late for impudent behavior.
2.
Obsolete. shameless or brazenly immodest.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin impudent- (stem of impudēns) shameless, equivalent to im- im-2 + pud- (base of pudēre to feel shame; cf. pudendum) + -ent- -ent

impudently, adverb
impudentness, noun

imprudent, impudent.


1. insulting, rude; saucy, pert; presumptuous, fresh, brazen. See impertinent.


1. courteous.
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impudent (ˈɪmpjʊdənt)
 
adj
1.  mischievous, impertinent, or disrespectful
2.  an obsolete word for immodest
 
'impudently
 
adv
 
'impudentness
 
n

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impudent
late 14c., from L. impudens (gen. impudentis), from in- "not" + pudens (gen. pudentis), prp. of pudere "to cause shame."
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Example sentences
The scent of incense wafts down the corridors, our footsteps loud and impudent
  in the silence.
They had no need to pretend, apparently, that my affirming peroration had
  undone the damage of my impudent reference to the war.
Such questions are deemed evidence of impatience, and even of impudent
  curiosity.
When near the age of manhood, he became independent in feeling but was not
  impudent.
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