Definition of Impertinent

1. Adjective. Characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality. "A certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"

Exact synonyms: Irreverent, Pert, Saucy
Similar to: Spirited
Derivative terms: Impertinence, Pertness, Pertness



2. Adjective. Not pertinent to the matter under consideration. "Mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
Exact synonyms: Extraneous, Immaterial, Orthogonal
Similar to: Irrelevant
Derivative terms: Extraneousness, Immateriality

3. Adjective. Improperly forward or bold. "Don't get wise with me!"
Exact synonyms: Fresh, Impudent, Overbold, Sassy, Saucy, Smart, Wise
Similar to: Forward
Derivative terms: Freshness, Impertinence, Impudence, Impudence, Sass, Sauciness

Definition of Impertinent

1. a. Not pertinent; not pertaining to the matter in hand; having no bearing on the subject; not to the point; irrelevant; inapplicable.

2. n. An impertinent person.

Definition of Impertinent

1. Adjective. insolent, ill-mannered ¹

2. Adjective. irrelevant (opposite of pertinent) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impertinent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impertinent

impersonating
impersonation
impersonations
impersonator
impersonators
impersonification
impersonifications
imperspicuity
imperspicuous
impersuadable
impersuasible
impertinence
impertinences
impertinencies
impertinency
impertinent (current term)
impertinently
impertransibility
impertransible
imperturbability
imperturbable
imperturbableness
imperturbably
imperturbation
imperturbed
imperviability
imperviable
impervious
imperviously
imperviousness

Literary usage of Impertinent

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1. Seneca's Morals: By Way of Abstract. To which is Added, a Discourse, Under by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roger L'Estrange (1803)
"OF impertinent STUDIES AND impertinent MEN. HE that duly considers the business of life and death, will find that he has little time to spare from that ..."

2. A Compendium of the Law of Evidence by Thomas Peake (1822)
"proper to observe in general, that when the declare- Ch. I. tion contains impertinent matter, foreign to the Variance in cause, and which the master on a ..."

3. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de ( Cervantes Saavedra, Henry Edward Watts (1888)
"Wherein is continued t/te Novel of The impertinent Curiosity. ... One of these plays is upon the novel of The impertinent Curiosity, published in, ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"A matter claimed to be impertinent must be considered in relation to the cause of action or ... An impertinent fact is one which, whether proven or not, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the High Court of Chancery by Henry Maddock (1817)
"... and how far the matter is scandalous, or impertinent, so that such part of the answer may be expunged by the master : and it is not sufficient to say, ..."

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