(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. brazen, saucy, flirtatious, impudent, bold, pert, forward, brash; see also rude 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
bold, brazen, loud, impudent, insolent, arrogant, cheeky, nervy, cocky, brash, forward, shameless, bullish, loudmouthed.
ANT.: shy, retiring, respectful, timid
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Informal. Rude and disrespectful: assuming, assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, impudent, insolent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, pert, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart. Informal: flip, fresh, smart-alecky, snippety, snippy, uppish, uppity. Slang: wise1. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY. 2, Informal. Characterized by or done without shame: bald-faced, barefaced, blatant, brazen, brazenfaced, shameless, unabashed, unblushing. See COURTESY, RESPECT, RIGHT.

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