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April 17, 2008
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Thursday, 17th April 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Impudent




( Adjective )



Pronunciation : ímpye-d'nt


Definition:



1. showing a lack of respect and excessive boldness

2. marked by casual disrespect

3. improperly forward or bold

4. characterized by impertinence or effrontery


Etymology:


14th century - Latin impudent - pudent - ashamed - present participle of pudere - feel ashamed


Synonyms:


bold, brazen, impertinent, sassy, insolent, rude, disrespectful, impolite, presumptuous, ill-mannered, mouthy, cheeky, assuming, assumptive, audacious, boldfaced, brash, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, pert, presuming, pushy, saucy, smart


Antonyms:


respectful, humble, modest, polite, respectful, retiring


Contextual Examples:


• The student was kept late for impudent behavior.

• With a foolish smile Pyotr raised his hat, with its colored band, at the window, in token of farewell. An impudent conductor slammed the door and the latch.


Related Words:


impudence : Noun

impudicity : Noun

impudently : Adverb




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