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English noun: impertinence

1. impertinence (communication) an impudent statement

Synonymscheek, impudence

Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, disrespect

2. impertinence (attribute) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties

Synonymscheekiness, crust, freshness, gall, impudence, insolence

Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, rudeness

Narrower (hyponym)chutzpa, chutzpah, hutzpah

3. impertinence (attribute) inappropriate playfulness

Synonymsarchness, perkiness, pertness, sauciness

Broader (hypernym)fun, playfulness

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