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synonyms for impertinence

  • assurance
  • audacity
  • backchat
  • brazenness
  • cheek
  • chutzpah
  • crust
  • disrespect
  • effrontery
  • forwardness
  • freshness
  • gall
  • guff
  • hardihood
  • impropriety
  • impudence
  • incivility
  • insolence
  • lip
  • nerve
  • pertness
  • presumption
  • rudeness
  • sass
  • wisecrack
  • back talk
  • come-back
  • disrespectfulness
  • insolency
  • smart mouth
  • wise guy
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antonyms for impertinence

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  • fear
  • humility
  • meekness
  • modesty
  • politeness
  • respect
  • shyness
  • timidity
  • manners
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How to use impertinence in a sentence

I thought at the moment it was some of his damned impertinence, but concluded that he had something on his mind.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A dignified, modest reserve is the surest way to repel impertinence.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
“I dare say that looked very much like a gratuitous impertinence from—the packer,” he observed.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
The accused malignants, on the other hand, complained bitterly of the impertinence of meddling fanatics and hypocrites.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
"You know quite well that nothing amuses me," said she, shrugging her shoulders with a supreme impertinence.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
It is impossible to convey a just impression of the offensive tone and emphasis with which this impertinence was uttered.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
Then I shall request Mr Rose to do so in future; your conceit and impertinence are getting intolerable.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
The familiar impertinence of these girls must be seen to be understood.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
I think your nose has the impertinence to redden at home quite well as at the restaurant.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
Its impertinence and folly might well have provoked the raillery of the most inoffensive.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPERTINENCE

  • audacity
  • boldness
  • brashness
  • brazenness
  • cheek
  • cheekiness
  • chutzpah
  • effrontery
  • flippancy
  • gall
  • impertinence
  • impudency
  • incivility
  • insolence
  • nerve
  • nerviness
  • pertness
  • presumptuousness
  • pushiness
  • rashness
  • rudeness
  • sassiness
  • sauciness
  • shamelessness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.