[ UK /ɪmpjˈuːdənt/ ]
  1. marked by casual disrespect
    a flip answer to serious question
    the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  2. improperly forward or bold
    don't be fresh with me
    Don't get wise with me!
    an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
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How To Use impudent In A Sentence

  • There stood our granddaughter, and in her gray-green eyes and impudent grin I saw the reflection of our Christmas Boy.
  • And for the first time in his career, when he smelt burning wood pulp and looked down at the line of messenger boys with a ready-made frown and caught the eyes of Mickey, the "littlest," smiling impudently at him, Skinner's Dress Suit
  • He, on the other hand, is impudent, and addresses the Lord with pert familiarity.
  • I swim here with Byron because I dread to swim alone, and tolerate all his impudent remarks.
  • The king hearing the pope named, waxed maruellous angrie: for they of Rome began alreadie to demand donations and contributions, more impudentlie than they were hitherto accustomed. Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (2 of 12) William Rufus
  • Herbert, a young officer in the ant A.S.C. When we first knew Herbert (or "'Erb" as he was known in those days), he was an impudent and pushful private. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 7, 1917
  • ‘I'd call you an idiot, but it would be an insult to stupid people,’ Lon retorted with an impudent grin.
  • ‘Oh, you impudent child,’ Mrs. Hastings muttered through clenched teeth.
  • Mr Loffts Letter will tell how Nats piece go on; and Isaac can tell you more, and can, if he likes, tell your townsman Reynolds that he is an impudent dog to attempt to father verses that he never wrote. Letter 120
  • She's tolerant toward those impudent colleagues.
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