Simple Definition of impudent
: failing to show proper respect and courtesy : very rude
Examples of impudent
As in the sixties, being young then was in itself an empowerment; writing under Harding and Coolidge was impudent fun. —John Updike, New Yorker, 25 Apr. 1988
Or it was he who was bruiting it about, with his princely dark head thrown back in impudent laughter, that he was going to be king. —Joseph Heller, God Knows, 1984
When I refused to be the child they knew and accepted me to be, I was called impudent and my muteness sullenness. —Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969
The boy was punished for his impudent behavior.
<the guest's impudent inquiries about the cost of just about everything we had in the house>
Origin of impudent
Middle English, from Latin impudent-, impudens, from in- + pudent-, pudens, present participle of pudēre to feel shame
First Known Use: 14th century
IMPUDENT Defined for Kids
Definition of impudent
: bold and disrespectful : very rude <an impudent remark> <an impudent child>
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