What does the word impudence mean?

Usage examples for impudence

  1. He had eyes set somewhat close together, a well trimmed short black beard, and an expression in which I seemed to read impudence and certainly read suspicion. – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  2. And, his impudence, to say the least of it, is such as I never met with before. – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  3. Pinkey, amazed by Chook's impudence and annoyed that her lover should cut so poor a figure, encouraged him, with the feminine delight in playing with fire. – Jonah by Louis Stone