Word of the Week: Impertinent

Word: Impertinent

You Pronounce It: [im-pur-tn-uh nt]

Definition: adjective
1. intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insolently rude; uncivil: a brash, impertinent youth.
2. not pertinent or relevant; irrelevant:
an impertinent detail.
3. Archaic. inappropriate, incongruous, or absurd.
4. Obsolete. (of persons) trivial, silly, or absurd.

I Heard It:

During class discussion relating to rudeness. I had no idea there were all of these other definitions. Aren’t words wonderful?

Works Cited:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/impertinent

 

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