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impudent
used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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Definition improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
  • 'Like his impudence,' said Peggotty, 'but I don't mind that!
    Chapters 10-12 (11% in)
  • I mentioned what they had said about her, and she laughed, and told me they were impudent fellows who talked nonsense — but I knew it pleased her.
    Chapters 1-3 (56% in)
  • ' 'What foolish, impudent creatures!' cried my mother, laughing and covering her face.
    Chapters 1-3 (58% in)
  • When you take the liberty of calling me mean or base, or anything of that sort, you are an impudent beggar.
    Chapters 7-9 (20% in)
  • You are always a beggar, you know; but when you do that, you are an impudent beggar.'
    Chapters 7-9 (20% in)
  • 'Go along, you dog, do!' cried the little creature, making a whisk at him with the handkerchief with which she was wiping her face, 'and don't be impudent!
    Chapters 22-24 (22% in)

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