impudence

[ im-pyuh-duhns ]
/ ˈɪm pyə dəns /

noun

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

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Origin of impudence

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

impudency

/ (ˈɪmpjʊdəns) /

noun

the quality of being impudent
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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