impertinency

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im·per·ti·nen·cy

 (ĭm-pûr′tn-ən-sē)
n. pl. im·per·ti·nen·cies
Impertinence.

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]
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These were, however, in all probability, nothing more than eyelashes in a wrong place, as the eyes of Miss Brass were quite free from any such natural impertinencies.
There must be romance of character, or the most fastidious exclusion of impertinencies will not avail.
Above all, any remaining errors, impertinencies and imbecilities are entirely my responsibility", Mr Nadeem said.
She begins A Serious Proposal by invoking the argument in the form of a challenge to women, "[D]are to break the enchanted Circle that custom has plac'd us in, and scorn the Vulgar way of imitating all the Impertinencies of our Neighbours" (Astell Pt.