Origin of impudent
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks ago, the Iranian parliament, again, of course, handpicked by Khamenei, was ready to impeach the impudent Mohallel.
How can a system, built upon a stout and impudent denial of self-evident truth--a system of treating men like cattle--operate?The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
I defended myself as best I could, but was told by the presiding magistrate that I was nothing but an “impudent scoundrel.”Adventures and Recollections|Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Wegg having eyed him with an impudent air at leisure, addressed him, therefore, while refreshing himself with his dram.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
His cringing salute was almost as nauseous as the impudent brutality which he had shown in the Thieves' Kitchen.The Orange Girl|Walter Besant
Macpherson, whose Fingal had been treated in the Journey as an impudent forgery, threatened to take vengeance with a cane.
British Dictionary definitions for impudent
Word Origin and History for impudent
late 14c., from Latin impudentem (nominative impudens) "without shame, shameless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pudens "ashamed, modest," present participle of pudere "to cause shame" (see pudendum). Related: Impudently.