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impudent

impudent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impudent

Definition
(adj) marked by casual disrespect
Synonyms : flip , insolent , snotty-nosed
Example Sentence
  • a flip answer to serious question
  • the student was kept in for impudent behavior

Definition
(adj) improperly forward or bold
Synonyms : fresh , impertinent , overbold , sassy , saucy , smart , wise
Example Sentence
  • don't be fresh with me
  • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
  • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
  • Don't get wise with me!

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impudent

"Im" is the prefix meaning "not." "Pudent" sounds like "prudent." So someone who is impudent, is not prudent: he is insulting and rude.
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by viciousvegetable

sounds like impunity, which means immune from punishment, which is characteristic of those who are shamelessly bold, insolent, impertinent = impudent.
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by Marise

IMPUre stuDENT - such a student is kept in for impudent behaviour
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by reachacsv

If you say someone that you are IMPOTENT...it will be IMPUDENT...
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by nileshdive

dentist always disrespects our teeth
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by abba

One who has impudent behavior full of sassy disrespect also usually thinks he deserves impunity.
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by Marise

split as imp+u+dent >> imp=important, u=you, dent=teeth => ur teeth is important to u, but the dentist remove it boldly, and are harsh to it..
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by RajeshBorkar

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