impertinence

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

Definition of impertinence

1 : the quality or state of being impertinent: such as
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

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First Known Use of impertinence

1603


IMPERTINENCE Defined for Kids

impertinence

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

Definition of impertinence for Students

: the quality or state of being very rude or disrespectful


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