Origin of impertinent
Examples from the Web for impertinent
Well, nothing except hard feelings from impertinent comments made by bewigged egocentrics with fiery tempers.
Yes, Paul brought it up in a way that was impertinent and likely a political ploy.
In fact, a few seconds after the impertinent question was asked, William handed the child back to its parents.Is Kate Pregnant? William and Kate Amp Up the Baby Speculation|Tom Sykes|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We celebrated by getting the editor and founder, Tina Brown, to answer some impertinent questions.
Would it be impertinent of me to offer some advice to you and your readers?
But to leaue these impertinent discourses, and returne againe to the springs whereby our Pant or Gwin is increased.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine|Raphaell Holinshed
Addressed to impertinent persons who find fault with the personal appearance or dress of others.The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
There, you low blackguard, that will teach you to be impertinent to a lady.Beyond the City|Arthur Conan Doyle
She's a nasty, insolent, impertinent creature;—that's what she is!The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
“No, not any,” replied the young man, checking his inclination to retaliate the impertinent style of his interrogator.The Maroon|Mayne Reid
Word Origin for impertinent
late 14c., "unconnected, unrelated, not to the point," from Old French impertinent (14c.) or directly from Late Latin impertinentem (nominative impertinens) "not belonging," literally "not to the point," from assimilated form of Latin in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pertinens (see pertinent). Sense of "rudely bold" is 1680s, from earlier sense of "not appropriate to the situation," probably modeled on similar use in French, especially by Molière, from notion of meddling with what is beyond one's proper sphere.