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  • adv. In an impudent manner; with unbecoming assurance; shamelessly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an impudent manner; with unbecoming assurance; shamelessly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an impudent manner; insolently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an impudent or impertinent manner


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impudent +‎ -ly


  • As the beggars and wanderers went slinking out of the room, some called impudently, cheerfully:

    Twilight in Italy

  • We're Big Coffin Hunters just like you! "one called impudently across to him.

    Wizard and Glass

  • It was his pleasure -- and seemingly the pleasure and privilege of all lineman's gangs the world over -- to whistle blithely and to call impudently to any passing petticoat that caught his fancy.

    One Basket

  • I give you "impudently" if we agree the bosoms can be "ample".

    Pardon my giggles.

  • Full-voiced, agile and impudently funny, she bounded around the stage, blithely tricking the Forester's vain and stupid chickens, appropriating the old Badger's den, learning about love from the Fox, chomping on a rabbit, and howling defiance at Harašta, who shot her.

    The Beauty of the Beasts

  • Such was his confidence, that when a moose-bird impudently hopped up to him, he reached out at it with a playful paw.

    The Wall of the World

  • We went on through the trees toward the caves -- an excited and disorderly mob that drove before it to their holes all the small life of the forest, and that set the blue-jays screaming impudently.


  • A sea-gull with slow, deliberate flight and long, majestic curves circled round us, and as a reminder of home a little English sparrow perched impudently on the fo'castle head, and, cocking his head on one side, chirped merrily.

    Story of a Typhoon off the Coast of Japan

  • And there was no human ... only a small cockatoo that twisted his head impudently and sidewise at him and repeated, "Cocky."


  • He drifted back to the immediate present for a moment and noted that the river still ran wide open, and that a moose-bird, perched on the bow of the boat, was surveying him impudently.

    Chapter VIII


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