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Feb 8, 2013
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Words to describe people

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impetuous
uxorious
implacable
cantankerous
impudent

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with Anu Garg

impudent

PRONUNCIATION:
(IM-pyuh-duhnt)

MEANING:
adjective: Marked by offensive boldness.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin im- (not) + pudere (to make or be ashamed) which also gave us pudibund (prudish), pudency (modesty), and pudeur (a sense of shame). Earliest documented use: 1386.

USAGE:
"The tie has matching socks and braces ... It seems imprudent (and possibly impudent) to ask if his boxers match, as well."
Mike Amos; Laughing Matter; Northern Echo (Darlington, UK); Mar 5, 2011.

See more usage examples of impudent in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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