impudent
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin impudent-, impudens, from in- + pudent-, pudens, present participle of pudēre to feel shame Date: 14th century 1. obsolete lacking modesty 2. marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others ; insolentimpudently adverb

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  • impudent — impudent, ente [ ɛ̃pydɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1520; lat. impudens 1 ♦ Qui montre de l impudence. ⇒ cynique, effronté, éhonté, hardi, impertinent, insolent. Subst. « De l impudent ou de celui qui ne rougit de rien » (La Bruyère). 2 ♦ (Choses) Propos… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impudent — impudent, ente (in pu dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui offense, qui viole la bonne honte. •   Voilà deux impudentes carognes, MOL. Pourc. II, 9.    Substantivement. Un impudent. Une impudente. •   Impudente ! appeler un jargon le langage Fondé sur la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Impudent — Im pu*dent ([i^]m p[ u]*dent), a. [L. impudens, entis; pref. im not + pudens ashamed, modest, p. pr. of pudere to feel shame: cf. F. impudent.] 1. Behaving boldly, with contempt or disregard for propriety in behavior toward others; unblushingly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impudent — Impudent, [impud]ente. adj. Effronté, qui n a point de pudeur, qui a perdu toute sorte de pudeur, toute sorte de honte. Homme impudent. fille impudente. c est une impudente creature. c est un impudent menteur. Il se dit aussi, des Actions, & des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • impudent — impudént adj. m., pl. impudénţi; f. sg. impudéntă, pl. impudénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  IMPUDÉNT, Ă adj. de o insolenţă dusă până la cinism. (< fr. impudent …   Dicționar Român

  • Impudént — (lat.), unverschämt, schamlos; Impudenz, Impudizität, Unverschämtheit, Schamlosigkeit, Unzucht …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • impudent — index brazen, contemptuous, impertinent (insolent), insolent, offensive (offending), perverse …   Law dictionary

  • impudent — (adj.) late 14c., from L. impudentem (nom. impudens) without shame, shameless, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + pudens ashamed, modest, prp. of pudere to cause shame (see PUDENDUM (Cf. pudendum)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • impudent — *shameless, brazen, barefaced, brash Analogous words: impertinent, intrusive, obtrusive, officious, meddlesome: *rude, impolite, discourteous, uncivil, ungracious Antonyms: respectful Contrasted words: *shy, modest, diffident, bashful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impudent — [adj] bold, shameless arrant, audacious, barefaced, blatant, boldfaced, brassy, brazen, bumptious, cheeky*, cocky*, contumelious, cool*, flip*, forward, fresh, immodest, impertinent, insolent, nervy*, off base*, overbold, pert, presumptuous,… …   New thesaurus

  • impudent — Impudent, Impudens …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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