(noun, adjective)


1. characterized by a cheerful and exuberant quality

Similar word(s): spirited, pert, saucy

2. not pertinent to the matter under consideration

- mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

Similar word(s): irrelevant, extraneous, immaterial, orthogonal

3. improperly forward or bold

- impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup

Similar word(s): forward, fresh, impudent, overbold, sassy, saucy, smart, wise


1. An impertinent individual.