Definition of impertinence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

impertinence

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪmˈpɜːtɪnəns//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpɜːrtnəns//
 
[uncountable, countable, usually singular]
 
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rude behaviour or comments that show no respect for somebody who is older or more important She had the impertinence to ask my age!