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impertinence

[im-pur-tn-uh ns] /ɪmˈpɜr tn əns/
noun
1.
unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence.
2.
impertinent quality or action.
3.
something impertinent, as an act or statement.
4.
an impertinent person.
5.
irrelevance, inappropriateness, or absurdity.
Origin of impertinence
1595-1605
1595-1605; impertin(ency) + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for impertinence

impertinence

/ɪmˈpɜːtɪnəns/
noun
1.
disrespectful behaviour or language; rudeness; insolence
2.
an impertinent act, gesture, etc
3.
(rare) lack of pertinence; irrelevance; inappropriateness
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Word Origin and History for impertinence
n.

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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