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Definition of "impertinence" []

  • The quality or condition of being impertinent, especially: (noun)
  • Insolence. (noun)
  • Irrelevance. (noun)
  • An impertinent act or statement. (noun)
  • Disrespectful behaviour or language; rudeness; insolence (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An impertinent act, gesture, etc (noun)
  • Lack of pertinence; irrelevance; inappropriateness (noun)

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Use "impertinence" in a sentence
  • "And then with more apologies for what he called his impertinence, he took his leave, and I felt altogether very much pleased and flattered."
  • "“Much impertinence is hydroscopic,” said the speaker on the translator console."
  • "You think the thing said ‘Much impertinence is hydroscopic’?"