Adjective "impudent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
  1. 'His thoughts are blatantly impudent to say the least.'
  2. 'At first he doesn't care for her impudent suggestion, but then he realises that she might actually be onto something.'
  3. 'True, it was innovative and his talent unquestionable; but still there was a feeling among many that such a fresh and impudent style may be better employed elsewhere.'
  4. 'I must destroy those impudent toddlers, and this time, I won't leave their fate in the hands of an incompetent, backstabbing crow!'
  5. 'He let out an amused, mocking grin, took out another impudent puff of smoke, then replied, ‘It's not written in the school handbook.’'
  6. 'It is to the opposition leader's credit that he did not eviscerate the impudent youth on the spot.'
  7. 'The impudent fellow has also angered his wife who sits nearby suckling their child.'
  8. 'It used to be that if there was an over-the-top comedian who said impudent things that outraged stuffed-shirt reactionaries, they would always be coming from the left.'
  9. '‘Do not be impudent,’ the elders said, still speaking as one.'
  10. 'I glared at her, not caring if she thought me rude or impudent.'


1. of, relating to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery: The student was kept late for impudent behavior.

2. Obsolete. shameless or brazenly immodest.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be impudent to masters."

"people can be impudent."

"behaviours can be impudent."

"snobses can be impudent."

"minorities can be impudent."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘immodest, indelicate’): from Latin impudent-, from in- ‘not’ + pudent- ‘ashamed, modest’ (from pudere ‘be ashamed’).