Impertinence meaning

ĭm-pûrtn-əns
The definition of impertinence is disrespect, rudeness or intrusion.

When you interrupt your boss when he is talking to you, this is an example of impertinence.

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The quality or condition of being impertinent, especially:
  • Insolence.
  • Irrelevance.
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An impertinent act or statement.
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The quality or fact of being impertinent.
  • Lack of pertinence; irrelevance.
  • Insolence; impudence.
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An impertinent act, remark, etc.
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(uncountable) Lack of pertinence; irrelevance.
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(countable) An instance of this; a moment of being impertinent.
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(uncountable) The fact or character of being out of place; inappropriateness.
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Origin of impertinence

  • Fr

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • French impertinence

    From Wiktionary