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Definitions of impertinent

  1. Impertinence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. An impertinent person. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One rude or unbecoming in behaviour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. Impertinently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Trifing; inattentive; frivolous. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Of no relation to the matter in hand; not to the point; rude; uncivil, or offensive in behavior; guilty of rude or unbecoming manners or speech. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Not pertaining to the matter in hand: trifling: intrusive: saucy: impudent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Not pertinent, or to the point; flippant; impudent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Offending propriety; impudent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Irrelevant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Not pertaining to the matter in hand; irrelevant; meddling with that which does not belong to one; intrusive; rude; unmannerly; trifling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for impertinent

  1. What stayed him was Peter's impertinent appearance as he slept. – Peter and Wendy by James Matthew Barrie
  2. Did she mean to be impertinent – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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