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impudent

im·pu·dent

impudent

 
 
pronunciation:
Im py dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: tending to cause anger or irritation in others by bold disrespect.
The impudent young fellow tweaked my nose and called me a fool.
synonyms:
brash, cheeky, fresh, impertinent, insolent, mouthy, nervy, pert, sassy, saucy, wise
antonyms:
deferential, humble
similar words:
audacious, bold, brassy, brazen, bumptious, discourteous, disrespectful, flip, flippant, forward, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, presumptuous, rude, smart, uncivil, unmannerly, upstart
derivations: impudently (adv.), impudentness (n.)
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The word impudent contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.