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The term impertinent comes from late Latin impertĭnens. It is usually used to qualify the expression or the act that results uncomfortable, annoying or misplaced .

For example: "I think your question is impertinent and does not deserve any kind of answer", "The impertinent sayings of the child left his parents in an embarrassing situation", "The impertinent attitude of the new player of the team did not fall well among his teammates".

Suppose a teenager asks the director of his school If you continue to have sex with your husband. That query is absolutely impertinent since he interrogates the woman about an aspect of her intimate life that is not appropriate for her to make public, especially before a minor who is also a student of her educational establishment.

You can also qualify as impertinent to the person that performs actions of this type (disrespectful, rebellious, rude, rude, etc.): "The impertinent journalist again put the governor in trouble with his questions and comments", “I like impertinent students, who are encouraged to question the teacher's speech”, "I do not tolerate impertinent employees who discuss my decisions: I recommend you follow my instructions if you want to progress in this company".

When the notion is used in the plural (lorgnette ), It's about a noun which refers to glasses that have a handle or handle . Of generally feminine use, the impertinents are taken by the handle and are placed in front of the eyes.

The impertinent became popular in the XIX century . Its most frequent use was in the Opera , although they were also used in costume dances.

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