Origin of impertinence
Examples from the Web for impertinence
If you mean to insinuate that I am, I consider that you are guilty of impertinence.Shirley|Charlotte Bront
"He approached me with familiarity, I repulsed him with ceremony," said a man of rank, alluding to an impertinence of this kind.The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion|Henry Lunettes
He retreated to his neighbor's shop the tailor's, and, sitting on the step, protected it from the impertinence of morning calls.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
You see,” he said, cheerfully, “it was not impertinence—it was only formality.A Young Man in a Hurry|Robert W. Chambers
Brains were held to be a prerogative of gentle blood, extra intelligence in the lower classes being almost an impertinence.The White Lady of Hazelwood|Emily Sarah Holt
c.1600, from French impertinence, from Medieval Latin impertinentia, from Late Latin impertinentem "not belonging" (see impertinent). Impertinency is from 1580s.