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impertinent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of impertinent

  1. 1 displaying or marked by rude boldness <the impertinent child had a smart answer for everything> Synonyms arch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, cocksure, cocky, fresh, nervy, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy, wiseRelated Words assertive, forward, obtrusive; audacious, defiant, disrespectful; shameless, unabashed, unblushing; bluff, blunt, curt; cute, facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky; lippy, mouthyNear Antonyms demure, humble, modest; courteous, genteel, mannerly, polite, proper; deferential, respectful; abashed, ashamed, blushing, embarrassed, shamefaced; gentle, mild; inconspicuous, unobtrusiveAntonyms meek, mousy (or mousey), retiring, shy, timid

  2. 2 showing a lack of manners or consideration for others <impertinent salesmen who telephone people during the dinner hour> Synonyms discourteous, disrespectful, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, thoughtless, uncalled-for, uncivil, ungracious, unhandsome, unmannered, unmannerlyRelated Words arch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassy, brazen, cheeky, fresh, impudent, insolent, lippy, sassy, saucy, shameless; boorish, caddish, churlish, clownish, loutish, uncouth, vulgar; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, gruff, sharp, snippety, snippy; antisocial, crabbed, cross, disagreeable, grumpy, sullen, surly; improper, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, unseemly; arrogant, bumptious, conceited, haughty, high-handed, imperious, peremptory, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, supercilious, superiorNear Antonyms humble, meek, modest, unassertive; deferential, dutiful, respectful, submissive, yielding; acceptable, appropriate, becoming, befitting, correct, decent, decorous, fit, fitting, good, meet, proper, respectable, right, seemly, suitable; affable, cordial, friendly, genial, hospitable, sociable; felicitous, graceful; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; ceremonious; elegant, refinedAntonyms civil, considerate, courteous, genteel, gracious, mannerly, polite, thoughtful, well-bred

  3. 3 not having anything to do with the matter at hand <your résumé needlessly lists skills that are impertinent to the job for which you are applying> Synonyms extraneous, immaterial, irrelevant, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelativeRelated Words incidental, peripheral, tangent, tangential; dead, moot; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; empty, inane, meaningless, pointless, senseless, useless; inappropriate, inapt, unsuitableNear Antonyms important, meaningful, significant; sensible, useful; appropriate, apt, fit, suitableAntonyms applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pertinent, pointed, relative, relevant




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