Intrepidity vs Impudence - What's the difference?

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Intrepidity is a related term of impudence.


As nouns the difference between intrepidity and impudence

is that intrepidity is the quality of being intrepid; bravery while impudence is the quality of being impudent, not showing due respect.

intrepidity

English

Noun

(intrepidities)
  • The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
  • *1877 , , page 11
  • which involve the sharpest hazards to life and honour and the highest instant decisions and intrepidities of action.

    Synonyms

    * (bravery) boldness, braveness, bravery, fearlessness, fortitude, intrepidness, undauntedness, valour

    impudence

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The quality of being impudent, not showing due respect.
  • Impudent language, conduct or behavior.
  • *
  • , title=The Mirror and the Lamp , chapter=2 citation , passage=That the young Mr. Churchills liked—but they did not like him coming round of an evening and drinking weak whisky-and-water while he held forth on railway debentures and corporation loans. Mr. Barrett, however, by fawning and flattery, seemed to be able to make not only Mrs. Churchill but everyone else do what he desired. And if the arts of humbleness failed him, he overcame you by sheer impudence .}}

    Synonyms

    * cheek * sauciness * See also