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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Impudent \Im"pu*dent\ ([i^]m"p[-u]*dent), a. [L. impudens,
-entis; pref. im- not + pudens ashamed, modest, p. pr. of
pudere to feel shame: cf. F. impudent.]
1. Behaving boldly, with contempt or disregard for propriety
in behavior toward others; unblushingly forward;
[1913 Webster +PJC]
More than impudent sauciness. --Shak.
When we behold an angel, not to fear
Is to be impudent. --Dryden.
2. Lacking modesty; shameless. [Obs.]
Syn: Shameless; audacious; brazen; bold-faced; pert;
immodest; rude; saucy; impertinent; insolent.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious
question"; "the student was kept in for impudent
behavior" [syn: impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed,
2: improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me";
"impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent
boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
[syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold,
smart, saucy, sassy, wise]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "impudent":
arrant, arrogant, audacious, aweless, barefaced, biggety, blatant,
bluff, bold, brash, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced, bumptious,
challenging, cheeky, chutzpadik, cocksure, cocky, contemptuous,
contumelious, crusty, daring, defiant, defying, derisive,
discourteous, disdainful, disparaging, disregardful, disrespectful,
facy, flip, flippant, forward, fresh, gally, gratuitous,
greatly daring, hubristic, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite,
improvident, imprudent, incautious, indiscreet, injudicious,
insolent, irreverent, malapert, nervy, overbold, overcareless,
overconfident, oversure, overweening, pert, presumptuous,
procacious, rash, regardless of consequences, ridiculing, rude,
sassy, saucy, shameless, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass,
temerarious, unabashed, unblushing, uncalled-for, unchary, uncivil,
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