[ im-pyuh-duhnt ]
/ ˈɪm pyə dənt /
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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
synonym study for impudent
1. See impertinent.
OTHER WORDS FROM impudentim·pu·dent·ly, adverbim·pu·dent·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impudentimprudent, impudent
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How to use impudent in a sentence
"To you, sir—nothing," answered the fellow impudently, and looked him straight between the eyes.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
And now, Monsieur Pujol,” said he impudently, “I am willing to sell you this rubbish for the cheque.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
They were passing a low groggery among the pines, when he came out of it, pistol in hand, and impudently ordered them to stop.Elsie's Vacation and After Events|Martha Finley
Where many brave ladies; among others, Castlemayne lay impudently upon her back in her coach asleep, with her mouth open.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
"I wasn't born yesterday," said Dink impudently, gesturing with his spoon.The Varmint|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for impudent
/ (ˈɪmpjʊdənt) /
mischievous, impertinent, or disrespectful
an obsolete word for immodest
Derived forms of impudentimpudently, adverbimpudentness, noun
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