Impertinent definition

ĭm-pûrtn-ənt
Not showing proper respect or manners; insolent; impudent.
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Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold.

Scolded the impertinent child for talking rudely.

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Not pertinent.
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Irrelevant (opposite of pertinent)
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An impertinent individual.
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Not pertinent or suitable.
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The definition of impertinent is someone or something who is rude, disrespectful or does or says something that does not relate to the current conversation.

An example of impertinent behavior is interrupting when someone else is talking.

An example of impertinent is the mention of how much a person earns when a group is discussing the next steps of a project.

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Origin of impertinent

  • Middle English irrelevant from Old French from Late Latin impertinēns impertinent- Latin in- not in–1 Latin pertinēns pertinent pertinent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French impertinent

    From Wiktionary