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]
References in classic literature ?
I fear it will be considered an act of impertinence,' said 'to presume to look at a picture that the artist has turned to the wall; but may I ask -'
It is an act of very great impertinence, sir; and therefore I beg you will ask nothing about it, for your curiosity will not be gratified,' replied she, attempting to cover the tartness of her rebuke with a smile; but I could see, by her flushed cheek and kindling eye, that she was seriously annoyed.
He was impressed by Philip's assurance, and accepted meekly Philip's implied suggestion that the painter's arrogant claim to be the sole possible judge of painting has anything but its impertinence to recommend it.
But she has bright, keen, inquisitive eyes, superb teeth, a nose modelled by a sculptor, and a way of holding up her head and looking every one in the face, which is the most finished piece of impertinence I ever beheld.
Guph was considerably shaken when he fell upon the hard ground, but he appeared to take no notice of the impertinence and composed himself to speak again to the Grand Gallipoot.
Some there are, who though they lead a single life, yet their thoughts do end with themselves, and account future times impertinences.
Talk away, my son, say whatever comes into your head or mouth, for so long as you feel no pain, the irritation your impertinences give me will he a pleasure to me; and if you are so anxious to go home to your wife and children, God forbid that I should prevent you; you have money of mine; see how long it is since we left our village this third time, and how much you can and ought to earn every month, and pay yourself out of your own hand.
The minister, in a statement issued here Sunday, wondered as to how a person who was responsible for inculcating negative behaviours like impertinence, depravity and insolence in the society could have the audacity to talk about morals?
Aparicio Mequi, prominent national sports development guru: 'The move on the part of the elitist POC is the apex of impertinence and idiocy.
Young teens will enjoy her impertinence and determination, and may not even notice that they are learning a little bit about the Sacco and Vanzetti trial and the 1928 presidential election, as well as the stock market crash of 1929.
The article reports that Mrs Beckham was outraged by "the impertinence of the bureaucrats in Brussels".
WPC has taken serious notice of the growing disrespect, intolerance and impertinence amongst men and women in the country, especially on media and places of high order that should actually be demonstrating role model-ship for the people of Pakistan.