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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)

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.

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’?"