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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 I was being impertinent when I asked him about his private life. an impertinent remark/question
impertinently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
impertinence
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-nəns/
She even had the impertinence to lecture Loretta on the importance of hygiene.
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