impertinency

[ im-pur-tn-uh n-see ]
/ ɪmˈpɜr tn ən si /

noun, plural im·per·ti·nen·cies.

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Origin of impertinency

From the Medieval Latin word impertinentia, dating back to 1580–90. See impertinent, -ency
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Example sentences from the Web for impertinency

  • Here also are the Scottish Commissioners, who every day bring some new proposal to the King, full of impertinency.