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Origin of impudence

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

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  1. the quality of being impudent
  2. an impudent act or statement

Word Origin for impudence

C14: from Latin impudēns shameless, from im- (not) + pudēns modest; see pudency
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Word Origin and History for impudence

late 14c., from Latin impudentia "shamelessness," noun of quality from impudens; see impudent.

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