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impertinence

[ im-pur-tn-uhns ]
/ ɪmˈpɜr tn əns /
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noun

unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence.
impertinent quality or action.
something impertinent, as an act or statement.
an impertinent person.
irrelevance, inappropriateness, or absurdity.

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Origin of impertinence

First recorded in 1595–1605; impertin(ency) + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for impertinence

impertinence

impertinency

/ (ɪmˈpɜːtɪnəns) /

noun

disrespectful behaviour or language; rudeness; insolence
an impertinent act, gesture, etc
rare lack of pertinence; irrelevance; inappropriateness
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