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Definition impertinence or impudence (rude and bold)

Less commonly today, but commonly in classic literature, gall may refer to a feeling of deep bitterness, anger, or frustration as in "nothing is more galling than..."  It also has a specialized meaning referencing a swollen part of a tree, or a skin sore that is caused by rubbing. Finally, in medicine, gall can reference bile from the gallbladder.
  • She had the gall to ask for a raise.
gall = impertinence or impudence (rude and bold)
  • The time she was removed from succession to the throne came back to Redd with the full force of its heart-stopping gall... The ever wise Queen Theodora announced that she could not allow such an unruly daughter to have queenly power.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • gall = impertinence or impudence (rudeness and boldness)
  • all the greed and all the gall Is boiled away for once and all.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
gall = impertinence or impudence (rude and bold)

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