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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. an impudent statement;
[syn: impudence, cheek, impertinence]

2. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties;
[syn: crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness]

3. inappropriate playfulness;
[syn: impertinence, perkiness, pertness, sauciness, archness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impertinence \Im*per"ti*nence\, n. [Cf. F. impertinence. See Impertinent.] 1. The condition or quality of being impertinent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness. [1913 Webster] 2. Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility. [1913 Webster] We should avoid the vexation and impertinence of pedants who affect to talk in a language not to be understood. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value. [1913 Webster] There are many subtile impertinences learned in schools. --Watts. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impertinence n 1: an impudent statement [syn: impudence, cheek, impertinence] 2: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties [syn: crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness] 3: inappropriate playfulness [syn: impertinence, perkiness, pertness, sauciness, archness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

73 Moby Thesaurus words for "impertinence": arrogance, audacity, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness, brass, brassiness, bravado, brazenfacedness, brazenness, bumptiousness, butting-in, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, cockiness, contempt, contemptuousness, daring, daringness, defial, defiance, defying, derision, despite, disassociation, disconnection, discourtesy, discreteness, disdain, disjunction, disjuncture, disregard, disrespect, disrespectfulness, dissociation, effrontery, face of brass, flippancy, forwardness, freshness, gall, hardihood, immateriality, impoliteness, impudence, inapplicability, inappositeness, incivility, inconnection, inconsequence, independence, inquisitiveness, insolence, intermeddling, intrusiveness, irrelation, irrelevance, meddlesomeness, meddling, nerve, obtrusiveness, officiousness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, ridicule, rudeness, sauciness, separateness, unconnectedness, unrelatedness