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improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
  • All this was impudence and desecration, and he repented that he had brought her.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (91% in)
  • "Peter was a bad liver, and almshouses won't cover it, when he's had the impudence to show it at the last."
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (15% in)
  • It was like their impudence if they said anything of the sort to you.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (27% in)
  • A red-faced man with large whiskers, and most impudent in his manner.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (76% in)
  • Most impudent he was!
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (76% in)

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