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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpertinentim‧per‧ti‧nent /ɪmˈpɜːtɪnənt $ -ɜːr-/ adjective  RUDE/IMPOLITErude and not respectful, especially to someone who is older or more important syn cheeky He was always asking impertinent questions. You are an impertinent young woman.see thesaurus at rudeimpertinently adverbimpertinence noun [uncountable]
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impertinentCould I ask how old you are, or would that be impertinent?an impertinent childIt would be impertinent of me to write of Zuckerman.By now he had gotten used to reporters' impertinent questions about his private life.impertinent questionsI think I just asked a lot of impertinent questions.He was impertinent, rude and arrogant.Who was this impertinent stranger eyeing her baggage?But at the same time they are extraordinarily willing to fill out warranty cards, questionnaires and impertinent surveys.And as it seems impertinent to invite you to sit down in your own laboratory, I won't.There is no penalty for being impertinent to supervisors who, in turn, quickly learn to keep their advice to themselves.We are too impertinent with the past, counting on it in this way for a reliable frisson.
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