1. marked by casual disrespect;
- Example: "a flip answer to serious question"
- Example: "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"
[syn: impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed, flip]
2. improperly forward or bold;
- Example: "don't be fresh with me"
- Example: "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"
- Example: "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"
- Example: "Don't get wise with me!"
[syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 forward; impertinent; saucy. [1913 Webster +PJC] More than impudent sauciness. --Shak. [1913 Webster] When we behold an angel, not to fear Is to be impudent. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking modesty; shameless. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Shameless; audacious; brazen; bold-faced; pert; immodest; rude; saucy; impertinent; insolent. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "impudent": arrant, arrogant, audacious, aweless, barefaced, biggety, blatant, bluff, bold, brash, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced, bumptious, challenging, cheeky, chutzpadik, cocksure, cocky, contemptuous, contumelious, crusty, daring, defiant, defying, derisive, discourteous, disdainful, disparaging, disregardful, disrespectful, facy, flip, flippant, forward, fresh, gally, gratuitous, greatly daring, hubristic, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, improvident, imprudent, incautious, indiscreet, injudicious, insolent, irreverent, malapert, nervy, overbold, overcareless, overconfident, oversure, overweening, pert, presumptuous, procacious, rash, regardless of consequences, ridiculing, rude, sassy, saucy, shameless, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, temerarious, unabashed, unblushing, uncalled-for, unchary, uncivil, unwary, wise-ass