Impertinence

Im*per"ti*nence

(?), n. [Cf. F. impertinence. See Impertinent.] 1. The condition or quality of being impertinent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
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2. Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.
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We should avoid the vexation and impertinence of pedants who affect to talk in a language not to be understood.
Swift.
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3. That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.
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There are many subtile impertinences learned in schools.
Watts.
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