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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: pudere 'to feel shame'

impudent

adjective
     
im‧pu‧dent formal or old-fashioned
rude and showing no respect to other people [= cheeky]
impudence noun [uncountable]
He stared at me with a mixture of impudence and hostility.

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