Impertinence


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Impertinence

Impetuousness (See RASHNESS.)
Bunny, Bugs
cartoon character who is impertinent toward everyone. [Comics: Horn, 140]
McCarthy, Charlie
dummy who is impertinent toward master, Edgar Bergen. [Radio: “The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show” in Buxton, 76–77]
Pierce, Hawkeye
wisecracking medic with an insult for everyone. [TV: “M ° A ° S ° H” in Terrace, II, 71–72]
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A recent column written by Kaplan in the wake of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) recording scandal coming to light was a concrete example of both a lack of care and impertinence.
Clearly unimpressed by the rugby aura, he actually had the impertinence on one occasion to inform Coder James that his collar would have been a disgrace on the neck of a dog, a remark over which Carwyn brooded, but he wisely changed his collar and later gave impromptu imitations of the RSM in the safety of the hut.
Canal+ is well-known in Africa, with a presence in some 20 countries across the continent where it has stood for quality entertainment, impertinence and creativity for decades.
In response to "Sultan" Abdulmecid's petition for an increase in his allowance, Ataturk in the early 1920s wrote: "Your office, the Khalifate, is no more than an historic relic It is impertinence that you dare write to any of my secretaries
He then has the impertinence, when questioned about the Midlands being the least represented region on the BBC airwaves, to say "I think it comes and goes in all regions".
And Beijing hasn't taken sides in the Ukraine conflict, even bearing with Kyiv's occasional impertinence -- it recently banned the Communist Party in Ukraine.
If you take the unwarranted liberty of gazing at some blue eyed damsel in clogs, whom you are inclined to consider a rustic beauty, you will receive a repulse for your impertinence by being asked what you are staring at .
Accusing Aoun of subsuming all Christian interest under his own persona and that of his family, Rifi went on to say that thanks to the general's attitude, the roof threatens to cave in and kill us all; Contrary to all mores and conventions, Aoun's latest crime and impertinence is conducted under the guise of securing Christian rights, Rifi retorted.
Cameron is brassed off because he believes democracy is a damned impertinence that gets in the way of his natural right to govern.
Apart from the fact I have not had any connection with the Tory Party, I felt it a grave impertinence to be addressed by my Christian name as if I was some bosom pal.
Excuse the pun, but their level of impertinence frequently beggars belief.
I want you to know that we are against impertinence, recklessness and endless demands," he said.