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im·per·ti·nent

 (ĭm-pûr′tn-ənt)
adj.
1. Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold: scolded the impertinent child for talking rudely.
2. Not pertinent: See Synonyms at irrelevant.

[Middle English, irrelevant, from Old French, from Late Latin impertinēns, impertinent- : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin pertinēns, pertinent; see pertinent.]

im·per′ti·nent·ly adv.

impertinent

(ɪmˈpɜːtɪnənt)
adj
1. rude; insolent; impudent
2. irrelevant or inappropriate
[C14: from Latin impertinēns not belonging, from Latin im- (not) + pertinēre to be relevant; see pertain]
imˈpertinently adv

im•per•ti•nent

(ɪmˈpɜr tn ənt)

adj.
1. intrusively presumptuous; rude.
2. not pertinent; irrelevant: an impertinent detail.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
im•per′ti•nent•ly, adv.
im•per′ti•nent•ness, n.
syn: impertinent, impudent, insolent refer to bold and rude persons or behavior. impertinent, from its primary meaning of not pertinent and hence inappropriate or out of place, has come to imply an unseemly intrusion into the affairs of others; it may also refer to a presumptuous rudeness toward persons entitled to respect: impertinent questions; an impertinent interruption. impudent suggests a bold and shameless rudeness: an impudent young rascal. insolent suggests the insulting or contemptuous behavior of an arrogant person: The boss fired the insolent employee.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impertinent - characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2.impertinent - not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
irrelevant - having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations"
3.impertinent - improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

impertinent

adjective
1. rude, forward, cheeky (informal), saucy (informal), fresh (informal), bold, flip (informal), brazen, sassy (U.S. informal), pert, disrespectful, presumptuous, insolent, impolite, impudent, lippy (U.S. & Canad. slang), discourteous, uncivil, unmannerly I don't like strangers who ask impertinent questions.
rude mannerly, polite, respectful
2. inappropriate, irrelevant, incongruous, inapplicable Since we already knew this, to tell us again seemed impertinent.
inappropriate important, appropriate, relevant, vital, pertinent, germane

impertinent

adjective
Translations
وقِح
drzý
fræknæsvis
ósvífinn, ruddalegur
atžarus
bezkaunīgsnekaunīgs
nesramenpredrzen

impertinent

[ɪmˈpɜːtɪnənt] ADJ [person, child, behaviour, manner] → impertinente, insolente
to be impertinent to sbser impertinente or insolente con algn
don't be impertinent!¡no seas impertinente!

impertinent

[ɪmˈpɜːrtɪnənt] adjimpertinent(e)

impertinent

adj
(= impudent)unverschämt (to zu, gegenüber), impertinent (dated)(to gegenüber)
(form: = irrelevant) → irrelevant

impertinent

[ɪmˈpɜːtɪnənt] adj impertinent (to)impertinente (con or nei confronti di)

impertinent

(imˈpəːtinənt) adjective
impudent or rude. She was impertinent to her teacher.
imˈpertinently adverb
imˈpertinence noun
References in classic literature ?
Talk away, my son, say whatever comes into your head or mouth, for so long as you feel no pain, the irritation your impertinences give me will he a pleasure to me; and if you are so anxious to go home to your wife and children, God forbid that I should prevent you; you have money of mine; see how long it is since we left our village this third time, and how much you can and ought to earn every month, and pay yourself out of your own hand.
But here was a man towards whom he was irresistibly in opposition; a man of forms and phrases and postures; a man full of possible impertinences and treacheries.
Some there are, who though they lead a single life, yet their thoughts do end with themselves, and account future times impertinences.