from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by offensive boldness; insolent or impertinent. See Synonyms at shameless.
- adj. Obsolete Immodest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not showing due respect; impertinent; bold-faced
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Behaving boldly, with contempt or disregard for propriety in behavior toward others; unblushingly forward; impertinent; saucy.
- adj. Lacking modesty; shameless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Immodest; shameless; brazen; indelicate.
- Offensively forward in behavior; intentionally disrespectful; insolent; possessed of unblushing assurance.
- Manifesting impudence; exhibiting or characterized by disrespect toward or disregard of others.
- Synonyms Bold, bold-faced, brazen-faced, presumptuous, pert, rude, saucy. See impudence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. improperly forward or bold
- adj. marked by casual disrespect
I noticed, for example, that old Mr Hardcastle Steve Pemberton - not, admittedly, a highly articulate character - uses the word "impudent" so often that it palls.
She nearly sank upon the ground last night when he called the impudent wench his bride.
What some would call impudent, Teddy said, others might call spirited.
He turned to the soup tureen and placed the lid gently at my side, fixing me with a look I can only describe as impudent.
Goodwin is represented as complaining in these words, “Lord, thou hast deceived us, and we were deceived;” — words which Burnet characterizes as impudent and enthusiastic boldness; but which, if used at all, were evidently accommodated from Jer.xx. 7, and used in the sense in which the prophet himself had used them; q.d.,
When, in spite of all the vigilance and cruelty that could be practiced, there were still some who were characterized as impudent, unruly or, likely to make their escape at some time, and therefore were dangerous to be among other slaves, they would be roped and sold to "Georgia traders."
The Tomato Ketchup's husband he pounded the floor for me to shut up, an 'I told him -- though I never was what you might call a impudent janitor -- that if he thought he could chop it up any more soft, he'd better engage in it.
Polly, for that would have been called impudent familiarity, punishable with wiphping at the "post;" but when I met young master in the entry, I learned from him that the case was one
"I am ready to point at those, who can be described as the impudent in this business,"
I imagine you in a tee shirt with just the word 'impudent' printed on the front and 'bloviate' printed on the back.
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