Synonyms and Antonyms of impertinent

  1. 1 displaying or marked by rude boldness the impertinent child had a smart answer for everything Synonyms of impertinent arch, audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brassbound, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, cocksure, cocky, fresh, nervy, impudent, insolent, sassy, saucy, wiseWords Related to impertinent 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 of impertinent demure, humble, modest; courteous, genteel, mannerly, polite, proper; deferential, respectful; abashed, ashamed, blushing, embarrassed, shamefaced; gentle, mild; inconspicuous, unobtrusiveAntonyms of impertinent 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 of impertinent discourteous, disrespectful, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, thoughtless, uncalled-for, uncivil, ungracious, unhandsome, unmannered, unmannerlyWords Related to impertinent 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 of impertinent 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 of impertinent 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 of impertinent extraneous, immaterial, irrelevant, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelativeWords Related to impertinent incidental, peripheral, tangent, tangential; dead, moot; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; empty, inane, meaningless, pointless, senseless, useless; inappropriate, inapt, unsuitableNear Antonyms of impertinent important, meaningful, significant; sensible, useful; appropriate, apt, fit, suitableAntonyms of impertinent applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pertinent, pointed, relative, relevant

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