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impertinence (n.)

c. 1600, "incivility," from French impertinence, from impertinent (see impertinent). Meaning "irrelevance" is from 1620s. Impertinency is from 1580s as "a triviality, an absurdity."

updated on October 27, 2015

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Definitions of impertinence from WordNet

impertinence (n.)
an impudent statement;
Synonyms: impudence / cheek
impertinence (n.)
the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties;
Synonyms: crust / gall / impudence / insolence / cheekiness / freshness
impertinence (n.)
inappropriate playfulness;
Synonyms: perkiness / pertness / sauciness / archness
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