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impudent
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Definition improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
  • She is an impudent girl given to insulting strangers.
impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • She has a certain genius, but her impudence makes it very difficult to work with her.
  • impudence = disrespectful and improper boldness
  • the student was kept after school for impudent behavior
  • you impudent young rascal
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • impudent = disrespectful
  • I should have blasted him out of the sky for his impudence.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • impudence = improper boldness or disrespect
  • HIGGINS [disagreeably surprised] Damn his impudence!
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • impudence = improper boldness or disrespect
  • He was happy and loud and impudent.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • Take the reins yourself or be still, you impudent child!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • And so excitement mounted in the village as the seventh week approached since the impudent missionaries built their church in the Evil Forest.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • As she fought her way with impudent resolve to the front of the melee, Mariam wished she had been a better daughter to Nana.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • She's impudent, my lord;
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • impudent = disrespectful; or improperly forward or bold
  • Her voice was impudent, but Papa told Mama she looked tired and her lips trembled.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • He said impudently, "No."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • impudently = in a manner that was improperly bold or disrespectful
  • ...would you have the impudence to marry my sister who has seventy-two quarterings!
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • impudence = improper boldness toward someone who is considered to be of higher status
  • ...our employer's late clever, good-looking "own" man; impudent, assured, spoiled, depraved.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • "and your impudence passes belief," she said merrily.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • impudence = improper boldness or disrespect
  • When I refused to be the child they knew and accepted me to be, I was called impudent...
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful towards elders
  • You call honourable boldness impudent sauciness:
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • impudent = disrespectful boldness
  • I pour my heart out to you, and the rest of the time I'm as impudent, cheerful and self-confident as possible to avoid questions and keep from getting on my own nerves.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
  • Do not be impudent.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful

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