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IMPUDENT

 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]

Meaning:

Marked by casual disrespect

Synonyms:

flip; impudent; insolent; snotty-nosed

Context examples:

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

Similar:

disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)


Sense 2impudent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Improperly forward or bold

Synonyms:

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!

Similar:

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


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