Definition of Impertinence

1. Noun. An impudent statement.

Exact synonyms: Cheek, Impudence
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Disrespect
Derivative terms: Cheek, Impudent



2. Noun. The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties.
Exact synonyms: Cheekiness, Crust, Freshness, Gall, Impudence, Insolence
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Rudeness
Specialized synonyms: Chutzpa, Chutzpah, Hutzpah
Derivative terms: Cheeky, Crusty, Fresh, Impertinent, Impudent, Insolent, Insolent

3. Noun. Inappropriate playfulness.
Exact synonyms: Archness, Perkiness, Pertness, Sauciness
Generic synonyms: Fun, Playfulness
Derivative terms: Impertinent, Pert, Saucy

Definition of Impertinence

1. n. The condition or quality of being impertinent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.

Definition of Impertinence

1. Noun. Lack of pertinence; irrelevance. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of this; a moment of being impertinent. ¹

3. Noun. The fact or character of being out of place; inappropriateness. ¹

4. Noun. insolence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impertinence

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Impertinence

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1. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1905)
"Relation of Scandal to impertinence. — See note I. 184. 2. Brown v. ... Test of impertinence. — To the same effect as Woods v. Morrell, i Johns. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"A REFERENCE of an answer for impertinence is waived by a subsequent reference for insufficiency (a). After a reference for insufficiency the answer cannot ..."

3. An Analysis of the Principles of Equity Pleading: Containing a Compendium of by Denis George Lubé (1889)
"Of References for Scandal and impertinence. 73. An answer also may, in like manner as a bill, be referred for impertinence or scandal; and if the master ..."

4. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the High Court of Chancery ...by Henry Maddock, Thomas Huntington by Henry Maddock, Thomas Huntington (1827)
"impertinence, however, has in some cases been ordered to be expunged, ... 354*] *So if an Answer contain impertinence, a Motion may be made to refer it, ..."

5. A Treatise on Federal Practice, Civil and Criminal: Including Practice in by Roger Foster (1920)
"impertinence. impertinence in a pleading consists of the introduction of any ... it cannot be said to be impertinent.4 Objections for impertinence are only ..."

6. Pleading and Practice of the High Court of Chancery by Edmund Robert Daniell, Thomas Emerson Headlam, Leonard Field, Edward Clennell Dunn, John Biddle (1871)
"The nature of scandal and impertinence in pleadings has been, before, so fully gone into, that it is now only necessary to inform the reader, that the same ..."

7. A Treatise on the Practice of the Court of Chancery: With an Appendix of by John Sidney Smith (1842)
"(l) impertinence is where the pleadings are stuffed with long recitals, ... An exception for impertinence will be overruled, if the expunging of the matter ..."

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