[ UK /ɪmpˈɜːtɪnənt/ ]
[ US /ˌɪmˈpɝtənənt/ ]
[ US /ˌɪmˈpɝtənənt/ ]
characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
improperly forward or bold
don't be fresh with me
Don't get wise with me!
an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
not pertinent to the matter under consideration
the price was immaterial
an issue extraneous to the debate
mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point
How To Use impertinent In A Sentence
- How immensely impertinent is the prejudice that forbids so natural a use of money! why should the better half of a man's actions be always under the dominion of some prescriptive slavery; 'Tis hideous to think of. Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth
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- I hope you don't feel that I am being impertinent to you in raising those matters with you.
- All the miracle of sails; the steady foresail; the sensitive jibs; the press canvas delicate as bubbles; the reliable main; the bluff topsails; topgallants like eager horses; the impertinent skysails; the jaunty moonraker, were just canvas stretched on poles. The Wind Bloweth
- impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
- Aghazal played the cithara and sang all the lovely longing thoughts Akantha dared not speak aloud, and Adalana, with her flute, was an impertinent skylark who served as a go-between. Wildfire
- The word impertinent has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year, including on May 4 in "Hermès Is Selling Its Stake in Gaultier's Fashion House," by Suzy Menkes and David Jolly: NYT > Home Page
- He loved everything there, animated or inanimated; the very mud of the riverside; the very alligators, enormous and stolid, basking on it with impertinent unconcern. An Outcast Of The Islands
- She discouraged impertinent curiosity with frozen silence and there is an uneasy feeling, as one reads, that one is prying into her chosen privacy.
- Her eyes fell on a stranger, staring at her in a cool impertinent way.