Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Impertinence'
Impertinence Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
- an impudent statement [syn: impudence, cheek]
- the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties [syn: crust, gall, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness]
- inappropriate playfulness [syn: perkiness, pertness, sauciness, archness]
- Impertinence \Im*per"ti*nence\, n. [Cf. F. impertinence. See
- The condition or quality of being impertnent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
- Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility. We should avoid the vexation and impertinence of pedants who affect to talk in a language not to be understood. --Swift.
- That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value. There are many subtile impertinences learned in schools. --Watts.
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- THE HOYOS FILE: The ‘impertinence’ of Adrian Loveridge
A few weeks ago, at the end of January, when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was the guest speaker at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (BCCI) monthly luncheon, I got up to ask a question during the Q&A period. I could feel my feet trying to buckle under me as I made the seemingly endless walk to the mike. “This is not a Press conference,” I kept Read more on this news related to 'Impertinence'
- Hugh Laurie slams NZ immigration
British actor Hugh Laurie has taken a swipe at New Zealand immigration authorities for "impertinence" - but the agency says it has no record of any interaction with the star over a visa application. read more Read more on this news related to 'Impertinence'
- Display of impertinence
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