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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɪmpjʊdənt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɪmpjədn̩t/
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- Hyphenation: im‧pu‧dent
- Not showing due respect; bold-faced, impertinent.
- Synonyms: bold, brazen-faced, insolent; see also Thesaurus:cheeky
- The impudent children would not stop talking in class.
- c. 1597 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene i], page 79, column 2:
- Sir Iohn, ſir Iohn, I am well acquainted with your maner of wrenching the true cauſe,the falſe way. It is not a confident brow, nor the throng of wordes, that come with ſuch (more then impudent) ſawcines from you, can thruſt me from a leuell conſideration, […]
- 1877, Emma Jane Worboise, “The New Evangeline”, in The Grey House at Endlestone, London: James Clarke and Co., […]; Hodder and Stoughton, […], →OCLC, page 480:
- And another asked me if I had come to get a Canadian sweetheart; and a third, one of the impudentest, most conceitedest fellows I ever did set eyes upon, nudged me, so that I spilled my coffee all over my second-best damask-silk apron—the one with bugle fringe, you know, Miss Capel—and says he, 'Is it a case of Barkis is willin'?'
- (obsolete) Lacking modesty or shame; indelicate.
- c. 1604–1605 (date written), William Shakespeare, “All’s Well, that Ends Well”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene iii], page 252, column 2:
- Dian. Good my Lord,
Aske him vpon his oath, if hee do’s thinke
He had not my virginity.
Kin. What ſaift thou to her?
Ber. She’s impudent my Lord,
And was a common gameſter to the Campe.
Dia. He do’s me wrong my Lord: If I were ſo,
He might haue bought me at a common price.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Proverbs 7:13–15:
- So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face, said vnto him, I haue peace offerings with me: this day haue I paid my vowes. Therefore came I forth to meete thee, diligently to seeke thy face, and I haue found thee.
not showing due respect
immodest — see immodest
- “impudent”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “impudent (adj.)”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
- John A. Simpson and Edmund S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “impudent, a. (n.)”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.
- “impudent”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
impudent m or f (masculine and feminine plural impudents)
- “impudent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “impudent”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2023
- “impudent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “impudent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
- “impudent”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.