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impertinent
used in Candide

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Definition
rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
  • We have a crowd of silly writings, but all together do not approach the impertinence of 'Gauchat, Doctor of Divinity.'
    Chapter 22 (43% in)
  • ...me; that no one knows either what is his rank, nor what is his condition, what he does nor what he ought to do; and that except supper, which is always gay, and where there appears to be enough concord, all the rest of the time is passed in impertinent quarrels; Jansenist against Molinist, Parliament against the Church, men of letters against men of letters, courtesans against courtesans, financiers against the people, wives against husbands, relatives against relatives—it is eternal...
    Chapter 22 (59% in)
  • But the extreme impertinence of the Baron determined him to conclude the match, and Cunegonde pressed him so strongly that he could not go from his word.
    Chapter 30 (1% in)

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