Im*per"ti*nence (?), n. [Cf. F. impertinence. See Impertinent.]

1.

The condition or quality of being impertnent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.

2.

Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.

We should avoid the vexation and impertinence of pedants who affect to talk in a language not to be understood. Swift.

3.

That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.

There are many subtile impertinences learned in schools. Watts.

 

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