Impudence



[im-pyuh-duh ns] /ˈɪm pyə dəns/

noun
1.
the quality or state of being ; effrontery; insolence.
2.
conduct or language.
3.
Obsolete. lack of modesty; shamelessness.
/ˈɪmpjʊdəns/
noun
1.
the quality of being impudent
2.
an impudent act or statement
n.

late 14c., from Latin impudentia “shamelessness,” noun of quality from impudens; see impudent.

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