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impertinent

(Insolent), adjective abusive, arrogant, assuming, audacious, bellicose, bold, brash, brazen, churlish, coarse, contempt, contemptuous, contumelious, defiant, derisive, discourteous, disrespectful, flippant, forward, fresh, haughty, hostile, ill-mannered, impolite, improper, impudent, insubordinate, insulting, intrusive, irreverent, offensive, pert, presumptuous, procacious, rebellious, rough, rude, saucy, scoffing, shameless, surly, unabashed, uncivil, uncouth, ungracious, unmannerly, unpolished, unrefined, vulgar

impertinent

(Irrelevant), adjective alien, beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, disconnected, extraneous, gratuitous, immaterial, inadmissible, inapposite, inappropriate, inapropos, incidental, inconsequent, independent, irrelative, malapropos, off the subject, out of place, quod nihil ad rem est, remote, separate, unallied, unapt, unconnected, unrelated, without connection
Associated concepts: impertinent questioning
See also: brazen, collateral, contemptuous, extraneous, immaterial, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inconsequential, insolent, irrelative, irrelevant, obtrusive, offensive, peripheral, presumptuous, unfit, unsuitable

IMPERTINENT, practice, pleading. What does not appertain, or belong to; id est, qui ad rem non pertinet.
     2. Evidence of facts which do not belong to the matter in question, is impertinent and inadmissible. In general, what is immaterial is impertinent, and what is material is, in general, not impertinent. 1 McC. & Y. 337. See Gresl. Ev. Ch. 3, s. 1, p. 229. Impertinent matter, in a declaration or other pleading is that which does not belong to the subject; in such case it is considered as mere surplusage, (q.v.) and is rejected. Ham. N. P. 25. Vide 2 Ves. 24; 5 Madd. R. 450; Newl. Pr. 38; 2 Ves. 631; 5 Ves. 656; 18 Eng. Com. Law R. 201; Eden on Inj. 71.
     3. There is a difference between matter merely impertinent and that which is scandalous; matter may be impertinent, without being scandalous; but if it is scandalous, it must be impertinent.
    4. In equity a bill cannot, according to the general practice, be referred for impertinence after the defendant has answered or submitted to answer, but it may be referred for scandal at any time, and even upon the application of a stranger to the suit. Coop. Eq. Pl. 19; 2 Ves. 631; 6 Ves. 514; Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 270. Vide Gresl. Eq. Ev. p. 2, c. 3, s, 1; 1 John. Ch. R. 103; 1 Paige's R. 555; I Edw. R. 350; 11 Price, R. 111; 5 Paige's R. 522; 1 Russ. & My. 28; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; Scandal.

MATTER, IMPERTINENT, Equity pleading. That which is altogether irrelevant to the case, that does not appertain or belong to it; id est, qui ad rem non pertinet. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4163. See Impertinent.

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Though sometimes conflated, the motion to strike scandalous or impertinent matter differs from a motion to strike a sham pleading.
It can be--if it is maintained, or revived, without impertinent interference, or at least not condemned, mocked, or obstructed.
Of course,purchasers are more likely to be laundering money, so agents will have to ask them more impertinent questions as well.
The question is almost impertinent because the relationship is so intimate and complete that the Church without the Eucharist is simply unthinkable.
It would be impertinent for me to comment on that,'' he said.
After some years of putting these principles into practice, I called Jean Kerr--allegedly to interview her for a newspaper article, but actually to complain that it is far funnier to read about collapsing plaster, incontinent canines, and impertinent toddlers than it is to deal with them on a daily basis.
Local judges have volunteered to take part in question and answer sessions, though the impertinent should be aware, a historical display on justice through the ages comes complete with a set of stocks.
The strong colours blend with the rest of the village surprisingly well, the ambiguities of scale are well-judged, and the whole building is gentler in reality than it seems in photographs, lively rather than impertinent.
A naive oasis sequestered in today's desert of smug braised sweetbreads on beds of radicchio drizzled with impertinent raspberry currant reductions.
In fact, he reported that one evening I asked some rather impertinent questions of one particular high-end designer, trying my best to put the poor fellow on the spot with a rather boorish and impertinent line of questioning.
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