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impertinent

adjective uk   /ɪmˈpɜː.tɪ.nənt/ us    /-ˈpɝː.t̬ən.ənt/
rude and not showing respect, especially towards someone older or in a higher position than you: I hope he didn't think me impertinent when I asked him about his private life. an impertinent remark/questionRude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
impertinently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
impertinence
noun [C or U] uk   /-nəns/ us  
She even had the impertinence to lecture Loretta on the importance of hygiene.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
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