English Synonyms and Antonyms
Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.
Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.
impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy(adj)
characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
"a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal(adj)
not pertinent to the matter under consideration
"an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise(adj)
improperly forward or bold
"don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"
invigorated, wise, flip, chic, brisk, saucy, heady, new, pert, wise(p), smart, sassy, overbold, judicious, orthogonal, irreverent, clean, insolent, sweet, immaterial, fresh, snotty-nosed, knowing, reinvigorated, impudent, novel, refreshing, refreshful, unused, voguish, tonic, refreshed, bracing, wise to(p), extraneous, unfermented, bright
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How to use impertinent in a sentence?
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is also a disruption of thought.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
It sometimes strikes me that the whole of science is a piece of impudence; that nature can afford to ignore our impertinent interference. If our monkey mischief should ever reach the point of blowing up the earth by decomposing an atom, and even annihilated the sun himself, I cannot really suppose that the universe would turn a hair.
Translations for impertinent
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- неуместен, неподходящBulgarian
- impertinentCatalan, Valencian
- drzý, nemístný, nestydatýCzech
- impertinente, maleducadoSpanish
- szemtelen, lényegtelenHungarian
- niemający związku, niestosowny, impertynentPolish
- неподходящий, нахальный, неотносящийся, наглый, неуместный, дерзкийRussian
- uppstudsig, impertinent, ovidkommande, oförskämd, irrelevant, näsvisSwedish
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