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impudent

[ im-pyuh-duhnt ]
/ ˈɪm pyə dənt /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery: The student was kept late for impudent behavior.
Obsolete. shameless or brazenly immodest.

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Origin of impudent

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English from Latin impudent- (stem of impudēns ) “shameless,” equivalent to im- im-2 + pud- (base of pudēre “to feel shame”; cf. pudendum) + -ent- -ent
1. See impertinent.
im·pu·dent·ly, adverbim·pu·dent·ness, noun
imprudent, impudent
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British Dictionary definitions for impudent

impudent
/ (ˈɪmpjʊdənt) /

adjective

mischievous, impertinent, or disrespectful
an obsolete word for immodest
impudently, adverbimpudentness, noun
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