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impertinent

im·per·ti·nent

impertinent

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm puhr t nnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: rude or impudent.
It is often considered impertinent to ask someone the amount of their income.The teacher sent him to the principal for his impertinent comments.
synonyms:
ill-mannered, impolite, impudent, rude, unmannerly
antonyms:
humble, polite
similar words:
audacious, bold, discourteous, disrespectful, insolent, presumptuous, saucy, smart, wise
definition 2: not pertaining to the matter or situation at hand; irrelevant.
The judge considered the argument to be impertinent to the case.
synonyms:
immaterial, inapposite, irrelevant
antonyms:
pertinent, relevant
similar words:
extraneous, extrinsic, inapplicable, off the track, unconnected, unrelated
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derivations: impertinently (adv.), impertinentness (n.)
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