Definition of impudent in English:


Line breaks: im¦pu|dent
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmpjʊd(ə)nt


Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent: he could have strangled this impudent upstart
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  • True, it was innovative and his talent unquestionable; but still there was a feeling among many that such a fresh and impudent style may be better employed elsewhere.
  • I glared at her, not caring if she thought me rude or impudent.
  • Sundarar, on the other hand, is impudent, and addresses the Lord with pert familiarity.


late Middle English (in the sense 'immodest, indelicate'): from Latin impudent-, from in- 'not' + pudent- 'ashamed, modest' (from pudere 'be ashamed').



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  • That was before composer Kurt Weill came along and impudently chose to ignore those traditional boundaries.
  • You're a terrible actress,’ Tristan folded his arms and grinned impudently at her.
  • He looked up, feeling my gaze, and grinned impudently.

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