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 Dictionary entry overview: What does impudent mean? 

IMPUDENT (adjective)
  The adjective IMPUDENT has 2 senses:

1. marked by casual disrespect
2. improperly forward or bold

  Familiarity information: IMPUDENT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

IMPUDENT (adjective)

Sense 1impudent [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by casual disrespect


flip; impudent; insolent; snotty-nosed

Context examples:

a flip answer to serious question / the student was kept in for impudent behavior


disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)

Sense 2impudent [BACK TO TOP]


Improperly forward or bold


overbold; sassy; impudent; saucy; impertinent; smart; wise; fresh

Context examples:

don't be fresh with me / impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup / an impudent boy given to insulting strangers / Don't get wise with me!


forward (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty)

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