impertinence

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

im·per·ti·nence

noun \(ˌ)im-ˈpər-tə-nən(t)s, -ˈpərt-nən(t)s\

Definition of IMPERTINENCE

1
:  the quality or state of being impertinent: as
a :  irrelevance, inappropriateness
b :  incivility, insolence
2
:  an instance of impertinence

Examples of IMPERTINENCE

  1. <a disciplinarian of the old school, he refused to tolerate any impertinence from his children>
  2. <the impertinence of deliberately ignoring waiting customers while they finished their conversation>

First Known Use of IMPERTINENCE

1603

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