Origin of impertinent
Examples from the Web for impertinently
I dig out strings of beads so impertinently large that they could never have been spat from the mere entrails of an oyster.
“I don't know what you mean by likely,” Maria said, impertinently, in her shame and defiance.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I intend to be inquisitorial, as the committee say they are,--but not impertinently so.Slavery Ordained of God|Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
There was the brass-headed nail on which I had hung it, impertinently and nakedly bright.Jaffery|William J. Locke
This impertinently, carefully-observed constitution of the English tears my republican toga into shreds, as day follows day.Saunterings in and about London|Max Schlesinger
Besides, I had seen a boy or two who had surveyed me impertinently, and whom I took leave to stare down.Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2|Elizabeth Sheppard
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.