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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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The young Zuckerman, who emerges in fantasy in the impertinently brazen Kliman?
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In this original glass-roofed market, a food market that withered by the 1980s, the anachronistic admonishment on the doorway, warning Queen- fearing commoners not to spit or swear, not to steal or behave impertinently, shows how far things have changed; the Victorians would be shocked today by what they might consider as the junk of a morally disdainful era.
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