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Definition of Impertinent

Impertinent

  1. Not pertinent; not pertaining to the matter in hand; having no bearing on the subject; not to the point; irrelevant; inapplicable.
  2. Contrary to, or offending against, the rules of propriety or good breeding; guilty of, or prone to, rude, unbecoming, or uncivil words or actions; as, an impertient coxcomb; an impertient remark.
  3. Trifing; inattentive; frivolous.
  4. An impertinent person.

Impertinent Quotations

One must not make oneself cheap here - that is a cardinal point - or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I like texting as much as the next kidult - and embrace it as yet more evidence, along with email, that we live now in the post-aural age, when an unsolicited phone call is, thankfully, becoming more and more understood to be an unspeakable social solecism, tantamount to an impertinent invasion of privacy.
Will Self

I am shocking, impertinent and insolent that's how it is.
Brigitte Bardot

I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
Wendell Willkie

Goats are the cable talk show panelists of the animal world, ready at a moment's notice to interject, interrupt, and opine. They have something to say about everything, little of it complimentary. They are the most impertinent animals I have ever known.
Jon Katz
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Impertinent Translations

impertinent in Dutch is brutaal, onbeschaamd, vrijpostig
impertinent in Italian is sfacciato
impertinent in Norwegian is uforskammet, nesevis
impertinent in Spanish is deslenguado, impertinente
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