From Middle French impudence, from Latinimpudentia
Impudence Sentence Examples
Wherever has one seen such impudence or such courage?
Is not that the very man Frank had the impudence to bring here last Tuesday week?
It thus survives in American slang, with the meaning "impudence" or "assurance."
He went to Germany and Holland once more, and to Russia, Poland, and then again to Paris, where, in 1785, he was implicated in the affair of the Diamond Necklace; and although Cagliostro escaped conviction by the matchless impudence of his defence, he was imprisoned for other reasons in the Bastille.