- of, relating to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery: The student was kept late for impudent behavior.
- Obsolete. shameless or brazenly immodest.
Origin of impudent
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1. insulting, rude; saucy, pert; presumptuous, fresh, brazen. See impertinent.
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Examples from the Web for impudently
The fellow was unexpectedly vulgar, heavy, and impudently unintelligent.The Secret Agent
He halted in his strides, and looked over his shoulder, impudently.The Strolling Saint
Impudently she strove to emulate his coolness, but did not completely succeed.Scaramouche
They have come down to us from what we impudently call the lower animals.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
He was impudently cringing to us and systematically insolent to the officers.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
- mischievous, impertinent, or disrespectful
- an obsolete word for immodest
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Word Origin and History for impudently
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