impertinent


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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 ?
I don't believe any of you suffer as I do," cried Amy, "for you don't have to go to school with impertinent girls, who plague you if you don't know your lessons, and laugh at your dresses, and label your father if he isn't rich, and insult you when your nose isn't nice.
I was saucy and impertinent to him, Leo, like you are with people sometimes, and I wish somebody had made me behave.
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Mark's, one is calm in the cellar; for its details are masterfully ugly, no misplaced and impertinent beauties are intruded anywhere; and the consequent result is a grand harmonious whole, of soothing, entrancing, tranquilizing, soul-satisfying ugliness.
He deemed all such inquiries on the part of a slave improper and impertinent, and evidence of a restless spirit.
How the trampers might have behaved, had the young ladies been more courageous, must be doubtful; but such an invitation for attack could not be resisted; and Harriet was soon assailed by half a dozen children, headed by a stout woman and a great boy, all clamorous, and impertinent in look, though not absolutely in word.
But, my dear Marianne, as it has already exposed you to some very impertinent remarks, do you not now begin to doubt the discretion of your own conduct?
Micawber, with some heat, 'it may be better for me to state distinctly, at once, that if I were to develop my views to that assembled group, they would possibly be found of an offensive nature: my impression being that your family are, in the aggregate, impertinent Snobs; and, in detail, unmitigated Ruffians.
Wopsle taking the bass, and asserting with a tremendously strong voice (in reply to the inquisitive bore who leads that piece of music in a most impertinent manner, by wanting to know all about everybody's private affairs) that he was the man with his white locks flowing, and that he was upon the whole the weakest pilgrim going.
Fill thy cup, and welcome; and do not, I pray thee, by further impertinent enquiries, put me to show that thou couldst hardly have made good thy lodging had I been earnest to oppose thee.
Miss Wilson has called me impertinent, and has written to my uncle that I have refused to obey the rules.
Don't be impertinent,' said the King, `and don't look at me like that