Impertinence


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Impertinence

Irrelevancy; the flaw of bearing no reasonable relationship to the issues or proceeding at hand.

An impertinent question is one that is immaterial or has no logical relation to the issue or controversy before the court.

See: contempt, disrespect, inconsequence
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A recent column written by Kaplan in the wake of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) recording scandal coming to light was a concrete example of both a lack of care and impertinence.
Our mission, to the extent it's possible, is to be impervious to the impertinence of impermanence.
This is exactly my point of view; I had mentioned her in the past and answered her impertinence by naming her "The Wicked Witch of Washington", borrowing it from "The Wicked Witch of the West" in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The House of Commons sounds more and more like a radio call-in show, those bleeding military red in their zeal waving the flag, those disparaging the 'home team' pilloried with emotional hyperbole for their impertinence.
For reasons that are sentimental and emotional rather than logical, he is likely to regard the publication of unedited material by any scholar other than himself as a regrettable piece of impertinence, and he is generally reluctant to ascribe to d'Aubigne the authorship of a text he has not personally discovered.
The Impertinence of Frankfurt-Style Argument, DANIEL SPEAK
I've noticed in my visits to TRACONs or ARTCCs that controllers operate with an odd combination of intense focus and casualness that borders on impertinence.
Darwin's impertinence, many proper people have had mixed feelings about evolution: (1) Evolution can't be true.
I am by no stretch a theologian, so one might reasonably accuse me of impertinence at raising an issue with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
It seems a kind of impertinence to say to a person that one passionately admires her work and really does live from one book of hers to the next and the most tiresome of all kinds of impertinence to say that one would like, just once, to meet her.
Mathewar is not the most promising hero, but Angarred's feisty impertinence and naivete are charming.