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impertinence

[ im-pur-tn-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF impertinence

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPERTINENCE

I have already given you specimens of Mrs. Betty's impertinence.

Only the emergency could have spurred him to the point of so outrageous an impertinence.

Your coming here is an affront, an impertinence, an audacity.

This was a little nearer to impertinence than anything she had before encountered.

I am glad that Princess Mary is ill; they might be guilty of some impertinence towards her.

Impertinence, gayety, agility, muscle—that was what women loved in men.

I fancy you lie, sir; and you sha'n't have Harriet, for your impertinence.

In this impertinence is the only noteworthy fault we discover in the book.

You may think it a —— impertinence, but that's the way I'm made.

Your message will have need to be a weighty one, sir, to earn our patience for your impertinence.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French impertinence, from Medieval Latin impertinentia, from Late Latin impertinentem "not belonging" (see impertinent). Impertinency is from 1580s.

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