impertinently

impertinent

[im-pur-tn-uhnt]
adjective
1.
intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insolently rude; uncivil: a brash, impertinent youth.
2.
not pertinent or relevant; irrelevant: an impertinent detail.
3.
Archaic. inappropriate, incongruous, or absurd.
4.
Obsolete. (of persons) trivial, silly, or absurd.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin impertinent- (stem of impertinēns) not belonging. See im-2, pertinent

impertinently, adverb
impertinentness, noun
unimpertinent, adjective
unimpertinently, adverb


1. fresh, bold, insulting, officious, saucy, pert, brazen. Impertinent, impudent, insolent refer to bold, rude, and arrogant behavior. Impertinent from its primary meaning of not pertinent and hence inappropriate or out of place, has come to imply often an unseemly intrusion into what does not concern one, or a presumptuous rudeness toward one entitled to deference or respect: an impertinent interruption, question, manner toward a teacher. Impudent suggests a bold and shameless impertinence: an impudent speech, young rascal. Insolent suggests insulting or arrogantly contemptuous behavior: unbearably insolent toward those in authority.


1. polite.
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impertinent (ɪmˈpɜːtɪnənt)
 
adj
1.  rude; insolent; impudent
2.  irrelevant or inappropriate
 
[C14: from Latin impertinēns not belonging, from Latin im- (not) + pertinēre to be relevant; see pertain]
 
im'pertinently
 
adv

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impertinent
late 14c., "unconnected, unrelated," from L.L. impertinentem (nom. impertinens) "not belonging," lit. "not to the point," from L. in- "not" + pertinens (see pertinent). Sense of "rudely bold" is 1680s, probably modeled on similar use in French, especially by Molière,
from notion of meddling with what is beyond one's proper sphere.
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