Impetuous vs Impertinence - What's the difference?

impetuous | impertinence |


As an adjective impetuous

is making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner.

As a noun impertinence is

(uncountable) lack of pertinence; irrelevance.

impetuous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner.
  • * 1880 , John Weeks Moore, Complete Encyclopaedia of Music , "":
  • But it was natural, that the impetuous , restless young artist should incline more to excess of strength than of delicacy in his playing.
  • Characterized by sudden and violent force.
  • * 1794 , :
  • He stands, and views in the faint rays
    Far, far below, the torrent's rising surge,
    And listens to the wild impetuous roar

    Synonyms

    * impulsive * hasty * rash * hotheaded

    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.