impertinence

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noun im·per·ti·nence \(ˌ)im-ˈpər-tə-nən(t)s, -ˈpərt-nən(t)s\

Definition of impertinence

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being impertinent: such asa :  irrelevance, inappropriatenessb :  incivility, insolence

  2. 2 :  an instance of impertinence

Examples of impertinence in a sentence

  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>

1603

First Known Use of impertinence

1603


IMPERTINENCE Defined for Kids

impertinence

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noun im·per·ti·nence \im-ˈpər-tə-nəns\

Definition of impertinence for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being very rude or disrespectful



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