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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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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.
While we smile at the simplicity of his heart and the narrowness of his views, which made him regard everything out of the direct path of his daily duty, and the rigid exigencies of the service, as trivial and impertinent, which inspired him with contempt for the swelling vanity of some of his coadjutors, and the literary exercises and curious researches of others, we cannot but applaud that strict and conscientious devotion to the interests of his employer, and to what he considered the true objects of the enterprise in which he was engaged.
And they are so confoundedly impertinent, too, over it.
When I remembered the deliberate and impertinent moralizing of Thackeray, the clumsy exegesis of George Eliot, the knowing nods and winks of Charles Reade, the stage-carpentering and limelighting of Dickens, even the fine and important analysis of Hawthorne, it was with a joyful astonishment that I realized the great art of Tourguenief.
"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.
"Jealousy and Male Anxiety: Articulations of Gender in 'The Curious Impertinent' and The Amorous Prince." The Grove.
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