from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Immodesty; shamelessness.
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- n. immodesty
- n. shamelessness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Immodesty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of pudicity; immodesty; shamelessness.
French makers of opera are franker, for they seek to glorify impudicity in the persons of its greatest historical representatives by lavishing upon the subject the most gorgeous pictures, the most ingenious theatrical contrivances, and the most sensuous music at their command.
Tiberius displayed such ingenuity in inventing refinements in impudicity that it was necessary to coin new words to designate them.
Liguori, Burchard, Billuard, Rousselot, Gordon, Gaisson, are put into their hands at an early age -- works which reveal more secrets of impudicity than Aretino has described, or Commodus can have practiced -- works which recommend more craft and treachery and fraud and falsehood than Machiavelli accorded to his misbegotten Saviour of
But what could a mere English reader make of words such as these -- ‘impudicity’, ‘ebrieties’,
With Planned Parenthood killing children and injuring women in abortions, Nixon displays an astonishing impudicity when she adds, "To me, it just makes sense: honor the courageous mothers who are raising kids ... with a gift to the courageous organization that helps so many women."
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