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Definitions of impertinent

  1. 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
  2. improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Impertinence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Not pertinent; not pertaining to the matter in hand; having no bearing on the subject; not to the point; irrelevant; inapplicable. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. Trifing; inattentive; frivolous. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An impertinent person. 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. Impertinently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Not pertaining to the matter in hand: trifling: intrusive: saucy: impudent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Not pertinent, or to the point; flippant; impudent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Offending propriety; impudent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Irrelevant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. Rude; impudent; meddling unduly with the matters of others. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. One rude or unbecoming in behaviour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Practice, pleading. What does not appertain, or belong to; id est, qui ad rem non pertinet. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. Evidence of facts which do not belong to the matter in question, is impertinent and inadmissible. In general, what is immaterial is impertinent, and what is material is, in general, not impertinent. 1 McC. & Y. 337. See Gresl. Ev. Ch. 3, s. 1, p. 229. Impertinent matter, in a declaration or other pleading is that which does not belong to the subject; in such case it is considered as mere surplusage, (q. v.) and is rejected. Ham. N. P. 25. Vide 2 Ves. 24; 5 Madd. R. 450; Newl. Pr. 38; 2 Ves. 631; 5 Ves. 656; 18 Eng. Com. Law R. 201; Eden on Inj. 71. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. There is a difference between matter merely impertinent and that which is scandalous; matter may be impertinent, without being scandalous; but if it is scandalous, it must be impertinent. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  21. In equity a bill cannot, according to the general practice, be referred for impertinence after the defendant has answered or submitted to answer, but it may be referred for scandal at any time, and even upon the application of a stranger to the suit. Coop. Eq. Pl. 19; 2 Ves. 631; 6 Ves. 514; Story, Eq. Pl. 270. Vide Gresl. Eq. Ev. p. 2, c. 3, s, 1; 1 John. Ch. R. 103; 1 Paige's R. 555; I Edw. R. 350; 11 Price, R. 111; 5 Paige's R. 522; 1 Russ. & My. 28; Bouv. Inst. Index, h. t.; Scandal. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  22. im-p[.e]r'ti-nent, adj. not pertaining to the matter in hand: trifling: intrusive: saucy: impudent.--n. IMPER'TINENCE, that which is impertinent: intrusion: impudence, over-forwardness: (law) matter introduced into an affidavit, &c., not pertinent to the matter.--adv. IMPER'TINENTLY. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Insolent, saucy; intrusive; out of place, absurd; not to the point. Hence or cogn. impertinence n., impertinently adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Of no relation to the matter in hand, of no weight; importunate, intrusive, meddling, trifling. Complete Dictionary
  25. A trifler, a meddler, an intruder. Complete Dictionary

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