of, relating to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery: The student was kept late for impudent behavior.
Obsolete. shameless or brazenly immodest.
- im·pu·dent·ly, adverb
- im·pu·dent·ness, noun
- imprudent, impudent
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How to use impudent in a sentence
Casual use of user slang also changes the tone of this book, from investigative to impudent.
Forget the dreadful musical remake, Nine, which missed all the impudent wit of the Fellini original.'The Artist,' 'Hugo,' and the History of Movies About Movies | Stephen Farber | December 28, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
A few weeks ago, the Iranian parliament, again, of course, handpicked by Khamenei, was ready to impeach the impudent Mohallel.
“It means, my dear, that the Dragoons and the 60th will have to teach these impudent rebels a much-needed lesson,” said her uncle.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Aristide, aglow with a sudden impudent inspiration, leant across the marble table.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
impudent and reckless us he had been all his life, he was now more timid and nervous than an hysterical girl.
Amy actually almost fell out of the window again, and stuck out her tongue like an impudent urchin.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
And you will find some of the greatest rascals and most impudent liars in the "Synagogues and High Places" of the cities.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for impudent
mischievous, impertinent, or disrespectful
an obsolete word for immodest
- impudently, adverb
- impudentness, noun
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