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impertinent -- as in: she was impertinent
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  • You’ll apologise to me for your impertinence or you’ll quit the office instanter!
  • He had been obliged to offer an abject apology to Mr. Alleyne for his impertinence but he knew what a hornet’s nest the office would be for him.
  • You impertinent ruffian!
  • He shook his fist in the man’s face till it seemed to vibrate like the knob of some electric machine: "You impertinent ruffian!

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  • It was impertinent of the child to lecture a grownup.
  • He deemed all such inquiries on the part of a slave improper and impertinent, and evidence of a restless spirit.
    Douglass, Frederick  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

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