from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being impertinent, especially:
- n. Insolence.
- n. Irrelevance.
- n. An impertinent act or statement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Lack of pertinence; irrelevance.
- n. An instance of this; a moment of being impertinent.
- n. The fact or character of being out of place; inappropriateness.
- n. insolence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition or quality of being impertinent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
- n. Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.
- n. That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being impertinent or irrelevant; the condition of not being appropriate to the matter in hand; irrelevance.
- n. That which is impertinent; that which is irrelevant or out of place, as in speech, writing, or manners.
- n. Conduct unbecoming the person, society, circumstances, etc.; incivility; presumption; forwardness.
- n. In law, matter (especially in a pleading or an affidavit) which is immaterial in substance, and from prolixity or extent is so inconvenient as to render its presence objectionable.
- To treat with impertinence, rudeness, or incivility; affect as with impertinence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an impudent statement
- n. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
- n. inappropriate playfulness
French impertinence (Wiktionary)