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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·per·ti·nence /(ˌ)ɪmˈpɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·per·ti·nence n.
 1. The condition or quality of being impertinent; absence of pertinence, or of adaptedness; irrelevance; unfitness.
 2. Conduct or language unbecoming the person, the society, or the circumstances; rudeness; incivility.
    We should avoid the vexation and impertinence of pedants who affect to talk in a language not to be understood.   --Swift.
 3. That which is impertinent; a thing out of place, or of no value.
    There are many subtile impertinences learned in schools.   --Watts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an impudent statement [syn: impudence, cheek]
      2: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take
         liberties [syn: crust, gall, impudence, insolence,
          cheekiness, freshness]
      3: inappropriate playfulness [syn: perkiness, pertness, sauciness,