Impertinence vs Haughty - What's the difference?

impertinence | haughty |


As a noun impertinence

is (uncountable) lack of pertinence; irrelevance.

As an adjective haughty is

conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

impertinence

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) Lack of pertinence; irrelevance.
  • (countable) An instance of this; a moment of being impertinent.
  • (uncountable) The fact or character of being out of place; inappropriateness.
  • insolence.
  • haughty

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
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    Usage notes

    Possibly due to the similar sounding (and utterly different in meaning) hottie'', ''haughty has become rare in some parts of North America.

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