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 ?
He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.
I hope they are not so impertinent as to follow us.
I beg your pardon," said he, and I am now persuaded that my words turned his attention to me for the first time, but at the moment I was sure some impertinent meaning lurked behind his answer.
If you love to follow the news and enjoy asking impertinent questions to people of interest, and if you can't wait to hit the ground running and produce real work from day one, this is the place for you.
Would it be impertinent of me to suggest to 'remainers', please read your history books?
There is a whiff in some of the response to our item of an unwillingness to even countenance such an impertinent question.
Then to deal with any questions with the demeanour that it was impertinent of us to ask.
Motion to Strike Redundant, Immaterial, Impertinent, or Scandalous Matter
Public executions were more popular than ever: heretics were still reduced to ash, scholars were tortured and killed for impertinent displays of reason, and fornicators were murdered without a qualm.
La centrale patronale a affirme que sa presidente [beaucoup moins que]a ete toujours et est encore a mille lieues du discours arrogant, impertinent et dedaigneux contrairement a ce que d'aucuns s'emploient a propager[beaucoup plus grand que], ajoutant que ses differentes declarations et positions refletent son vif souci de tenir un discours serieux et responsable et de respecter les partenaires et les vis-a-vis de l'UTICA nonobstant les circonstances[beaucoup plus grand que].
NNA - Baseel's speech at the cabinet is deemed politically impertinent while replete with disrespect and lack of astuteness, minister of the Environment Mohammad Machnouk, said in a press release today.
Jean Campbell Collen 'This ban is impertinent and in my view in breach of human rights.