impertinent

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Synonyms for impertinent

Synonyms for impertinent

Synonyms for impertinent

characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

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not pertinent to the matter under consideration

improperly forward or bold

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The impertinence of the Eltons, which for a few minutes had threatened to ruin the rest of her evening, had been the occasion of some of its highest satisfactions; and she looked forward to another happy resultthe cure of Harriet's infatuation.
He'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to be loved or hated again.
Nothing less than the complaisance of a courtier could have borne without anger such treatment; but Sir William's good breeding carried him through it all; and though he begged leave to be positive as to the truth of his information, he listened to all their impertinence with the most forbearing courtesy.
Sir," replied Anne, with a degree of haughtiness which to certain persons became impertinence, "this is the reason that you trouble me in the midst of so many absorbing concerns
No one then imputed to pride, or even impertinence, as would be done nowadays, this liberality on the part of the first minister.
But she has bright, keen, inquisitive eyes, superb teeth, a nose modelled by a sculptor, and a way of holding up her head and looking every one in the face, which is the most finished piece of impertinence I ever beheld.