impertinent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"impertinent" in British English

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impertinentadjective

uk   /ɪmˈpɜː.tɪ.nənt/  us   /-ˈpɝː.t̬ən.ənt/
rude and not ​showingrespect, ​especially towards someone ​older or in a ​higherposition than you: I ​hope he didn't ​think I was being impertinent when I ​asked him about his ​privatelife. an impertinent ​remark/​question
impertinently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
impertinence
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-nəns/
She ​even had the impertinence tolecture Loretta on the ​importance of ​hygiene.
(Definition of impertinent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"impertinent" in American English

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impertinentadjective

 us   /ɪmˈpɜr·tən·ənt/
not ​showing enough ​respect; ​rude: Don’t be impertinent – you’re in no ​position to ​tellyourboss what to do.
(Definition of impertinent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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