[ im-pyoo-dis-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪm pyʊˈdɪs ɪ ti /
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Origin of impudicity

1520–30; <Middle French impudicité<Latin impudīc(us) immodest (im-im-2 + pudīcus modest; see impudent) + Middle French -ité-ity
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Example sentences from the Web for impudicity

  • In the eighteenth century this card seems to have been rather a symbol of merely animal impudicity.

  • The House of Orleans seems in truth to have been tainted with hereditary impudicity of a morbid kind.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics|John Addington Symonds
  • For to the old gentleman's eyes there was an abiding impudicity about Cissie's very charms.

    Birthright|T.S. Stribling
  • Rufinus is a kind of second Straton in the firmness of his touch, the cynicism of his impudicity.

British Dictionary definitions for impudicity

/ (ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪtɪ) /


rare immodesty

Word Origin for impudicity

C16: from Old French impudicite, from Latin impudīcus shameless, from in- 1 + pudīcus modest, virtuous
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