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3 definitions found
 for Impudence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impudence \Im"pu*dence\ ([i^]m"p[-u]*dens), n. [L. impudentia:
     cf. F. impudence. See Impudent.]
     The quality of being impudent; assurance, accompanied with a
     disregard of the presence or opinions of others;
     shamelessness; forwardness; lack of modesty.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Clear truths that their own evidence forces us to
           admit, or common experience makes it impudence to deny.
                                                    --Locke.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Where pride and impudence (in fashion knit)
           Usurp the chair of wit.                  --B. Jonson.
  
     Syn: Shamelessness; audacity; insolence; effrontery;
          sauciness; impertinence; pertness; rudeness.
  
     Usage: Impudence, Effrontery, Sauciness. Impudence
            refers more especially to the feelings as manifested
            in action. Effrontery applies to some gross and public
            exhibition of shamelessness. Sauciness refers to a
            sudden pert outbreak of impudence, especially from an
            inferior. Impudence is an unblushing kind of
            impertinence, and may be manifested in words, tones,
            gestures, looks, etc. Effrontery rises still higher,
            and shows a total or shameless disregard of duty or
            decorum under the circumstances of the case. Sauciness
            discovers itself toward particular individuals, in
            certain relations; as in the case of servants who are
            saucy to their masters, or children who are saucy to
            their teachers. See Impertinent, and Insolent.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  impudence
      n 1: an impudent statement [syn: impudence, cheek,
           impertinence]
      2: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take
         liberties [syn: crust, gall, impertinence, impudence,
         insolence, cheekiness, freshness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "impudence":
     arrogance, audacity, back talk, backchat, bold front, boldness,
     brash bearing, brashness, brass, brassiness, bravado,
     brazen boldness, brazenfacedness, brazenness, bumptiousness, cheek,
     cheekiness, chutzpah, cockiness, contempt, contemptuousness,
     daring, daringness, defial, defiance, defying, derision, despite,
     discourtesy, disdain, disesteem, dishonor, disparagement,
     disregard, disrespect, disrespectfulness, effrontery,
     face of brass, flippancy, freshness, gall, guff, hardihood,
     heroics, hubris, impertinence, impoliteness, improvidence,
     imprudence, incivility, indiscretion, injudiciousness, insolence,
     irreverence, lack of respect, lip, mouth, overboldness,
     overcarelessness, overconfidence, oversureness, overweeningness,
     pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, rashness, ridicule,
     rudeness, sauce, sauciness, shamelessness, side, temerariousness,
     temerity, unchariness, unwariness
  
  

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