impudence

  • 1 impudence — [ ɛ̃pydɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1511; lat. impudentia 1 ♦ Effronterie audacieuse ou cynique qui choque, indigne. ⇒ cynisme, effronterie. « On n a jamais débité des mensonges avec une impudence aussi effrontée » (Voltaire). Il a eu l impudence de se… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Impudence — Im pu*dence ([i^]m p[ u]*dens), n. [L. impudentia: cf. F. impudence. See {Impudent}.] The quality of being impudent; assurance, accompanied with a disregard of the presence or opinions of others; shamelessness; forwardness; lack of modesty. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 impudence — Impudence. s. f. Effronterie, manque de pudeur. Il y a de l impudence à soustenir une chose qu on sçait estre fausse. il a eu l impudence de nier son escrit. quelle impudence! cela est de la derniere impudence. Il se dit aussi, Des actions & des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 impudence — et effrontement, Impudentia. Estre noté d impudence, Notam impudentiae habere …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 5 impudence — I noun arrogance, audacity, boldness, brashness, brazenness, contempt, defiance, disdain, disregard, disrespect, disrespectfulness, effrontery, flippancy, forwardness, gall, impertinence, insolence, nerve, overbearance, pertness, rudeness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 impudence — (n.) late 14c., from L. impudentia shamelessness, noun of quality from impudens; see IMPUDENT (Cf. impudent) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 impudence — n. pl. impudencies [im′pyo͞o dəns] n. [OFr < L impudentia] 1. the quality of being impudent 2. impudent speech or behavior: also impudency n. impudencies …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 impudence — (in pu dan s ) s. f. 1°   Manque de ce qui fait la bonne honte. •   Ton impudence, Téméraire vieillard, aura sa récompense, CORN. Cid, I, 7. •   Du nom de fierté noble on orna l impudence, Et la fourbe passa pour exquise prudence, BOILEAU Sat.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 impudence — n. 1) brazen impudence 2) the impudence to + inf. (he had the impudence to breach the contract) * * * [ ɪmpjʊd(ə)ns] brazen impudence the impudence to + inf. (he had the impudence to breach the contract) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 IMPUDENCE — s. f. Effronterie, manque de pudeur. Il a l impudence de soutenir une chose qu il sait être fausse. Il a eu l impudence de nier sa signature. Quelle impudence ! Cela est de la dernière impudence.   Il se dit aussi Des actions et des paroles… …

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

  • 11 IMPUDENCE — n. f. Manque de pudeur, effronterie. Cela est de la dernière impudence. Il a l’impudence de soutenir une chose qu’il sait être fausse. Il a eu l’impudence de nier sa signature. Quelle impudence! Il signifie, par extension, Action et parole… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 impudence —    The word used as a term for an impudent person. John Dryden, in An Evening’s Love (1671), has: ‘Peace, impudence, and see my face no more.’ Mrs Jennings, in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, converts the word into a nonce name: ‘“Did you… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 13 impudence — noun her irrepressible impudence landed her in the principal s office about a million times Syn: impertinence, insolence, effrontery, audacity, cheek, cheekiness, cockiness, brazenness, brass, boldness; presumption, presumptuousness, disrespect,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 impudence — 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

  • 15 impudence — noun Date: 14th century the quality or state of being impudent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 impudence — /im pyeuh deuhns/, n. 1. the quality or state of being impudent; effrontery; insolence. 2. impudent conduct or language. 3. Obs. lack of modesty; shamelessness. Also, impudency. [1350 1400; ME < L impudentia shamelessness. See IMPUDENT, ENCE] Syn …

    Universalium

  • 17 impudence — noun a) The quality of being impudent, not showing due respect. b) Impudent language, conduct or behavior. Syn: cheek, sauciness …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 impudence — Synonyms and related words: arrogance, audacity, back talk, backchat, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness, brass, brassiness, bravado, brazen boldness, brazenfacedness, brazenness, bumptiousness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, cockiness …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 impudence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. insolence, gall, cheek, effrontery; boldness, discourtesy. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. insolence, impertinence, effrontery; see rudeness . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 impudence — im·pu·dence || ɪmpjÉ™dÉ™ns / pjÊŠd n. rudeness, insolence, lack of respect …

    English contemporary dictionary


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