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adjective: 1. Presumptuous or rude. 2. Irrelevant.
From in- (not) + pertinere (to pertain), from per- (through) + tenere (to hold). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ten- (to stretch), which also gave us tense, tenet, tendon, tent, tenor, tender, pretend, extend, tenure, tetanus, hypotenuse, tenuous, tenable, extenuate, distend, detente, countenance, and abstentious. Earliest documented use: 1380.
“Colin Firth stars as the stuttering king, while Geoffrey Rush is the impertinent Aussie who attempts to cure him.”
Satellite Choice; Daily Mail (London, UK); Jul 31, 2015.
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