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Definitions of impudence

  1. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality of being impudent; assurance, accompanied with a disregard of the presence or opinions of others; shamelessness; forwardness; want of modesty. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Effrontery; shamelessness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. The quality of being impudent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Want of modesty; effrontery; impertinence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for impudence

  1. Who has had the impudence to call the men off parade before my arrival? – General Bramble by André Maurois
  2. " That's awfully nice of you," he had the impudence to whisper. – No Hero by E.W. Hornung