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impudent
used in Jane Eyre

4 uses
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Definition
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
  • "That is for your impudence in answering mama awhile since," said he, "and for your sneaking way of getting behind curtains, and for the look you had in your eyes two minutes since, you rat!"
    Chapter 1 (76% in)
  • "It's like your impudence to say so: I expected it of you; I heard it in your step as you crossed the threshold."
    Chapter 19 (7% in)
  • "Well, for cool native impudence and pure innate pride, you haven't your equal," said he.
    Chapter 24 (77% in)
  • That is a fiction — an impudent invention to vex me.
    Chapter 37 (71% in)

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