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impertinent -- as in: she was impertinent
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  • ’Acquit me of impertinent curiosity, my dear Mrs. Bounderby.
  • ’Excuse my impertinent curiosity,’ pursued the stranger, fluttering over Mrs. Sparsit’s eyebrows, with a propitiatory air, ’but you know the family, and know the world.

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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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