impertinence


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im·per·ti·nence

 (ĭm-pûr′tn-əns)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being impertinent, especially:
a. Insolence.
b. Irrelevance.
2. An impertinent act or statement.

impertinence

(ɪmˈpɜːtɪnəns) or

impertinency

n
1. disrespectful behaviour or language; rudeness; insolence
2. an impertinent act, gesture, etc
3. rare lack of pertinence; irrelevance; inappropriateness

im•per•ti•nence

(ɪmˈpɜr tn əns)

n.
1. unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence.
2. impertinent quality or action.
3. something impertinent.
4. irrelevance; inappropriateness.
[1595–1605]

Impertinence

 of pedlars—Lipton, 1970.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impertinence - an impudent statement
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
2.impertinence - the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah - (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
3.impertinence - inappropriate playfulness
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"

impertinence

noun rudeness, nerve (informal), cheek (informal), face (informal), front, neck (informal), sauce (informal), presumption, disrespect, audacity, boldness, chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal), insolence, impudence, effrontery, backchat (informal), brass neck (Brit. informal), incivility, brazenness, forwardness, pertness The impertinence of the boy is phenomenal!

impertinence

noun
Translations
وَقاحَه
drzost
frækhednæsvished
ósvífni
küstahlıkyüzsüzlük

impertinence

[ɪmˈpɜːtɪnəns] N (= cheek) → impertinencia f, insolencia f
what impertinence!; the impertinence of it!¡qué impertinencia!, ¡habráse visto qué insolencia!
an impertinenceuna impertinencia
it would be an impertinence to askpreguntar sería una impertinencia

impertinence

[ɪmˈpɜːrtɪnəns] nimpertinence f

impertinence

nUnverschämtheit f, → Impertinenz f (dated); what impertinence!, the impertinence of it!so eine Unverschämtheit!; to ask would be an impertinencees wäre unverschämt zu fragen

impertinence

[ɪmˈpɜːtɪnns] nimpertinenza

impertinent

(imˈpəːtinənt) adjective
impudent or rude. She was impertinent to her teacher.
imˈpertinently adverb
imˈpertinence noun
References in classic literature ?
But immediately I was sensible of having committed an act of impertinence in so doing; for she coloured and hesitated; but after a moment's pause, with a kind of desperate frankness, she replied:-
But several facts passed: Charles pressed for them with an impertinence that the undergraduate could not withstand.
To the former her raillery was probably, as far as it regarded only himself, perfectly indifferent; but to the latter it was at first incomprehensible; and when its object was understood, she hardly knew whether most to laugh at its absurdity, or censure its impertinence, for she considered it as an unfeeling reflection on the colonel's advanced years, and on his forlorn condition as an old bachelor.
But all here were free from such impertinence, not only those whose company is in all other places esteemed a favour from their equality of fortune, but even those whose indigent circumstances make such an eleemosynary abode convenient to them, and who are therefore less welcome to a great man's table because they stand in need of it.
Clutton, characteristically, had nothing ready, and he was very scornful of the two heads that Lawson sent; they were obviously the work of a student, straight-forward portraits of models, but they had a certain force; Clutton, aiming at perfection, had no patience with efforts which betrayed hesitancy, and with a shrug of the shoulders told Lawson it was an impertinence to exhibit stuff which should never have been allowed out of his studio; he was not less contemptuous when the two heads were accepted.
Come away, Impertinence, and don't shock my family by calling me names before their faces," answered Amy, resolving that there should be a home with a good wife in it before she set up a salon as a queen of society.
Before I had time to deal with that, however, he continued as if with the sense that this was an impertinence to be softened.
The impertinence of the Eltons, which for a few minutes had threatened to ruin the rest of her evening, had been the occasion of some of its highest satisfactions; and she looked forward to another happy resultthe cure of Harriet's infatuation.
He'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to be loved or hated again.
Nothing less than the complaisance of a courtier could have borne without anger such treatment; but Sir William's good breeding carried him through it all; and though he begged leave to be positive as to the truth of his information, he listened to all their impertinence with the most forbearing courtesy.
Sir," replied Anne, with a degree of haughtiness which to certain persons became impertinence, "this is the reason that you trouble me in the midst of so many absorbing concerns
No one then imputed to pride, or even impertinence, as would be done nowadays, this liberality on the part of the first minister.