toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in The Fountainhead

12 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
  • He makes you feel it would be an impertinence to like him.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (58% in)
  • You're impertinent.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (98% in)
  • Listen, you impertinent fool, this is incredible!
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (28% in)
  • "Well, if you're going to be impertinent..."
    1.13 — Part 1 Chapter 13 (76% in)
  • He wore them with the careless impertinence of utter ease in the unbecoming, and the very grotesqueness of his appearance became a declaration of his superiority, a superiority great enough to warrant disregard of so much ungainliness.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (34% in)
  • It was not jealousy; she did not care whether the face was a man's or a woman's; she resented the approval as an impertinence.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (73% in)
  • But he sat down on the edge of the crumpled bed and slumped forward, his glance like a sensitive scale weighing Roark's features, impertinent in its open action of appraisal.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (37% in)
  • These children had filthy clothes and smudged faces, agile little bodies, impertinent grins, and eyes bright with a roaring, imperious, demanding intelligence.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (73% in)
  • The impertinence of it amused Wynand, as Toohey had known it would.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (21% in)
  • Years ago, thinking of Gail Wynand, she had wondered how such a man faced his life and his work; she expected boasting and a hidden sense of shame, or impertinence flaunting its own guilt.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (57% in)
  • His nonchalance had an air of gracious informality and a touch of impertinence, as if the people around him did not deserve the preservation of rigid good manners.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (10% in)
  • But he knew that Gordon L. Prescott and Gus Webb represented so impertinent, so vicious a fraud that to suspend the evidence of his eyes was beyond his elastic capacity.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "impertinent" in The Fountainhead.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®