impertinence

[im-pur-tn-uhns]
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:
1595–1605; impertin(ency) + -ence

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impertinence or impertinency (ɪmˈpɜːtɪnəns)
 
n
1.  disrespectful behaviour or language; rudeness; insolence
2.  an impertinent act, gesture, etc
3.  rare lack of pertinence; irrelevance; inappropriateness
 
impertinency or impertinency
 
n

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Word Origin & History

impertinence
c.1600, from Fr. impertinence, from impertinent (see impertinent).
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Example sentences
It is an impertinence, and it is not likely to give pleasure.
The unities, the fictions of the piece it would be an impertinence to break.
One mark of a good prime minister is the ability to suffer impertinence with
  good grace.
With a touch of impertinence, teens top the tennis world.
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