Synonyms and Antonyms of impertinence
1 disrespectful or argumentative talk given in response to a command or request a disciplinarian of the old school, he refused to tolerate any impertinence from his children Synonyms backchat, cheek, back talk, impudence, insolence, mouth, sass, sauceRelated Words comeback, rejoinder, retort, riposte, wisecrack; cuteness, discourtesy, disrespect, guff, impoliteness, nonsense, rudeness, tactlessness; audaciousness, audacity, boldness, brazenness; coarseness, crassness, crudity, vulgarity; abruptness, bluffness, bluntness, brusqueness, crossness, curtness, gruffness, surlinessNear Antonyms civility, cordiality, courtesy, diplomacy, politeness, tactfulness; consideration, gallantry, gentility, graciousness, smoothness, suaveness, suavity; deference, respect; affability
2 rude behavior the impertinence of deliberately ignoring waiting customers while they finished their conversation Synonyms dis (also diss) [slang], discourteousness, disrespect, disrespectfulness, discourtesy, impertinency, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousnessRelated Words audacity, boldness, brashness, brassiness, forwardness, sauciness, shamelessness; boorishness, caddishness, churlishness, clownishness, crudeness, loutishness, vulgarity; abruptness, bluntness, brusqueness, crustiness, curtness, gruffness, sharpness; crabbedness, crossness, disagreeableness, grumpiness, sullenness, surliness; improperness, impropriety, inappropriateness, incorrectness, indecency, unfitness, unsuitability; arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, presumption, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousnessNear Antonyms humility, meekness, modesty; deference, dutifulness, respectfulness, submissiveness; acceptability, appropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, fitness, goodness, propriety, respectability, respectableness, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness; affability, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, hospitality, kindness; felicitousness, grace, gracefulnessAntonyms civility, considerateness, consideration, courtesy, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, politeness, politesse, thoughtfulness
3 the quality or state of not having anything to do with the matter at hand the impertinence of that issue renders any discussion of it a waste of our time Synonyms extraneousness, irrelevance, inapplicabilityRelated Words improperness, inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptness, unfitness, unsuitability; immateriality, inconsequentiality, insignificance; emptiness, inaneness, inanity, meaninglessness, pointlessness, uselessnessNear Antonyms appropriateness, aptness, fitness, suitability, suitableness; importance, significance; usefulnessAntonyms applicability, bearing, connection, materiality, pertinence, relevance, relevancy
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up impertinence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).