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  • n  an impudent statement
  • n  the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  • n  inappropriate playfulness

  • With gleeful impertinence, the music by Gait MacDermot and the lyrics of Gerome Ragni and James Rado manage to release the pent-up yelps of the sons and daughters of the affluent .
  • They appeared paralyzed by what they considered his coarse impertinence; in American terms, these might have been debates between George Bush the Elder and Newt Gingrich, a .
  • Unnamed Berlin officials were quoted in the German press calling it an "outrage" and even, in one case, an "impertinence.

  • Adam Smith in Human Events (blog)
    In his "The Wealth of Nations," Adam Smith wrote: "It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. . . . (Kings and ministers)...
  • Muqtada al-Sadr in USA Today
    America has taken upon itself to appoint a prime minister and a president of the nation under the cover of the United Nations,al-Sadr said in his message. "It has done that with impertinence and domination. The government must be elected...
  • Billy McMahon in Melbourne Herald Sun
    What an impertinence - and it is not likely to be forgotten by the American administration,McMahon said.

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