Impertinence vs Imprudence - What's the difference?

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In uncountable|lang=en terms the difference between impertinence and imprudence

is that impertinence is (uncountable) the fact or character of being out of place; inappropriateness while imprudence is (uncountable) the quality or state of being imprudent; want of prudence, caution, discretion or circumspection; indiscretion; inconsideration; rashness; heedlessness.

In countable|lang=en terms the difference between impertinence and imprudence

is that impertinence is (countable) an instance of this; a moment of being impertinent while imprudence is (countable) an imprudent act.

As nouns the difference between impertinence and imprudence

is that impertinence is (uncountable) lack of pertinence; irrelevance while imprudence is (uncountable) the quality or state of being imprudent; want of prudence, caution, discretion or circumspection; indiscretion; inconsideration; rashness; heedlessness.

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.
  • imprudence

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (uncountable) The quality or state of being imprudent; want of prudence, caution, discretion or circumspection; indiscretion; inconsideration; rashness; heedlessness.
  • (countable) An imprudent act.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1753, author=Theophilus Cibber, title=The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753), chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=At about the age of twenty-three, to crown his other imprudences , he married, without improving his reduced circumstances thereby. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1891, author=Francois Coppee, title=Ten Tales, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Yes, for six months he threw all his medicines in the fire, and designedly committed all sorts of imprudences . }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1903, author=S.C. Hill, title=Three Frenchmen in Bengal, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=This man finally fell a victim to his diplomacies, perhaps also to his imprudences . }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1906 – 1921 , author= , title= , volume=1 , chapter=Encounter , passage=He [Timothy Forsyte] had never committed the imprudence of marrying or encumbering himself in any way with children.}}

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