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Definition 1: improperly forward or bold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impertinent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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!

Synonyms for impertinent in the sense of this definition

(impertinent is similar to ...) used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

"a forward child badly in need of discipline"

Definition 2: not pertinent to the matter under consideration - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impertinent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an issue extraneous to the debate
  • the price was immaterial
  • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

Synonyms for impertinent in the sense of this definition

(impertinent is similar to ...) having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

"an irrelevant comment" "irrelevant allegations"

Definition 3: characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where impertinent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

Synonyms for impertinent in the sense of this definition

(impertinent is similar to ...) displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

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