Middle English from Latin impudēnsimpudent-in-notin–1pudēnspresent participle ofpudēreto be ashamed
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French impudent, from Latinimpudēns (“shameless”).
Impudent Sentence Examples
Macpherson, whose Fingal had been treated in the Journey as an impudent forgery, threatened to take vengeance with a cane.
At last he grew so impudent as by his influence to get tenants turned out of their farms.
The discovery that the poet had printed secretly 1500 copies of The Patriot King caused him to publish a correct version in 1749, and stirred up a further altercation with Warburton, who defended his friend against Bolingbroke's bitter aspersions, the latter, whose conduct was generally reprehended, publishing a Familiar Epistle to the most Impudent Man Living.
Pagans regarded staring as impudent, as parents of well-mannered children still do.
His liberal use of chains in the crafting of the straps is both brazen and impudent, and absolutely perfect for providing one's classic business-wear with a chic sharpness.