impertinency


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im·per·ti·nen·cy

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