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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