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 for impudent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impudent \Im"pu*dent\ ([i^]m"p[-u]*dent), a. [L. impudens,
     -entis; pref. im- not + pudens ashamed, modest, p. pr. of
     pudere to feel shame: cf. F. impudent.]
     1. Behaving boldly, with contempt or disregard for propriety
        in behavior toward others; unblushingly forward;
        impertinent; saucy.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
              More than impudent sauciness.         --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              When we behold an angel, not to fear
              Is to be impudent.                    --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Lacking modesty; shameless. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Shameless; audacious; brazen; bold-faced; pert;
          immodest; rude; saucy; impertinent; insolent.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by casual disrespect; "a flip answer to serious
             question"; "the student was kept in for impudent
             behavior" [syn: impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed,
      2: improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me";
         "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent
         boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
         [syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold,
         smart, saucy, sassy, wise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "impudent":
     arrant, arrogant, audacious, aweless, barefaced, biggety, blatant,
     bluff, bold, brash, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced, bumptious,
     challenging, cheeky, chutzpadik, cocksure, cocky, contemptuous,
     contumelious, crusty, daring, defiant, defying, derisive,
     discourteous, disdainful, disparaging, disregardful, disrespectful,
     facy, flip, flippant, forward, fresh, gally, gratuitous,
     greatly daring, hubristic, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite,
     improvident, imprudent, incautious, indiscreet, injudicious,
     insolent, irreverent, malapert, nervy, overbold, overcareless,
     overconfident, oversure, overweening, pert, presumptuous,
     procacious, rash, regardless of consequences, ridiculing, rude,
     sassy, saucy, shameless, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass,
     temerarious, unabashed, unblushing, uncalled-for, unchary, uncivil,
     unwary, wise-ass

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