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impertinent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impertinent

(adj) characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
Synonyms : irreverent , pert , saucy
Example Sentence
  • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

(adj) not pertinent to the matter under consideration
Example Sentence
  • an issue extraneous to the debate
  • the price was immaterial
  • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

(adj) improperly forward or bold
Synonyms : fresh , impudent , overbold , sassy , saucy , smart , wise
Example Sentence
  • don't be fresh with me
  • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
  • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
  • Don't get wise with me!

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impertinent

we its ending words "tinent" sounds like tenant-> so whena imperial owner talks to his tenant he doesnt give any respect...
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by hidus

IMproPER tenant(tinent) are rude and insolent
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by NikhilAgl

well... its jst the opp of Pertinent: relevant, related; appropriate, fitting
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by shootdemup!

I+M+PERT+INSOLENT...impertinent means rude hence the word itself tell us the meaning(pert,insolent means rude)
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by nileshdive

its like a child not giving 'perk' chocolate to his elders...so disrespectful,insolent,impudent of him!
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by Eddy

when u pronounce this word rudely you will get the meaning .like imPHERtinent,MEANS RUDE.
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by gdabli

impertinent = im (not) + pertinent. not from common teritory.
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by shaktipada

impertinent - mostly in india husbands(parti)are bold and rude
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by risky64

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