Promptness vs Impudence - What's the difference?

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Promptness is a related term of impudence.


As nouns the difference between promptness and impudence

is that promptness is the habit or characteristic of doing things without delay while impudence is the quality of being impudent, not showing due respect.

promptness

English

Noun

(-)
  • The habit or characteristic of doing things without delay.
  • The habit of adhering to a designated time.
  • Synonyms

    * (habit of doing things with out delay) promptitude * (habit of adhering to a designated time) punctuality, timeliness

    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