Impudent

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 Impudént — (lat.), unverschämt, schamlos; Impudenz, Impudizität, Unverschämtheit, Schamlosigkeit, Unzucht …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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

    Law dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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,… …

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  • 11 impudent — Impudent, Impudens …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 12 impudent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not showing due respect for another person; impertinent. DERIVATIVES impudence noun impudently adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense immodest : from Latin impudens shameless …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 impudent — [im′pyo͞o dənt] adj. [ME < L impudens < in , not + pudens, modest, orig. prp. of pudere, to feel shame] 1. Obs. immodest; shameless 2. shamelessly bold or disrespectful; saucy; insolent SYN. IMPERTINENT impudently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 impudent — adj. impudent to + inf. (it was impudent of her to answer like that; she was impudent to answer like that) * * * [ ɪmpjʊd(ə)nt] impudent to + inf. (it was impudent of her to answer like that; she was impudent to answer like that) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 IMPUDENT — ENTE. adj. Insolent, effronté, qui n a point de pudeur. Homme impudent. Fille impudente. C est une impudente créature. C est un impudent menteur.   Il se dit aussi Des actions et des paroles qui blessent la pudeur, ou qui sont trop libres, trop… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 impudent — impudently, adv. impudentness, n. /im pyeuh deuhnt/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery: The student was kept late for impudent behavior. 2. Obs. shameless or brazenly immodest. [1350 1400; ME < L impudent… …

    Universalium

  • 17 impudent — im|pu|dent [ ımpjədnt ] adjective behaving in a rude way that shows no respect for someone: CHEEKY: an impudent child impudent remarks ╾ im|pu|dence noun uncount ╾ im|pu|dent|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 impudent — [[t]ɪ̱mpjʊdənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as impudent, you mean they are rude or disrespectful, or do something they have no right to do. [FORMAL] Some of them spoke pleasantly and were well behaved, while others were… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 impudent — UK [ˈɪmpjʊd(ə)nt] / US [ˈɪmpjəd(ə)nt] adjective behaving in a rude way that shows no respect for someone an impudent child impudent remarks Derived words: impudence noun uncountable impudently adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 20 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… …

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