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impertinence Syllabification: im·per·ti·nence
Pronunciation: /ˌimˈpərt(ə)nəns/

Definition of impertinence in English:


Lack of respect; rudeness: they gasped at the impertinence of the suggestion
More example sentences
  • And politicians have the impertinence, not to mention the brass neck, to continue to wonder why the public is disillusioned with them.
  • I have been in politics a while - not long enough, obviously - but I have been in politics a while and I have seen some examples of impertinence, cheek, and gall, but that last speech beats them all.
  • Nevertheless, unlike other years, several of the participants seem to have minds and personalities of their own, an impertinence that hasn't gone down well with the judging panel.

Words that rhyme with impertinence

appurtenance, pertinence
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