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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

That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
Jacob Bronowski

Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person.
William Ralph Inge

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

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
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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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