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Middle English irrelevant from Old French from Late Latin impertinēns impertinent- Latin in- not in–1 Latin pertinēns pertinent pertinent
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French impertinent
You have to be very impertinent to make such an claim.
I hope you will excuse me for doing what is only my duty, although it may appear impertinent.
One offers the following suggestion in the hope that it is not impertinent.
I think it is mere egotism, or impertinent at this time.
I hope they are not so impertinent as to follow us.
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