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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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