Antonyms of adj impertinent

3 senses of impertinent

Sense 1
impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy -- (characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner")

INDIRECT (VIA spirited) -> spiritless -- (lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism")

Sense 2
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal -- (not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point")

INDIRECT (VIA irrelevant) -> relevant -- (having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research")

Sense 3
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise -- (improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!")

INDIRECT (VIA forward) -> backward -- ((used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover")

Similarity of adj impertinent

3 senses of impertinent

Sense 1
impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy -- (characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner")
       => spirited (vs. spiritless) -- (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

Sense 2
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal -- (not pertinent to the matter under consideration; "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point")
       => irrelevant (vs. relevant) -- (having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations")

Sense 3
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise -- (improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!")
       => forward (vs. backward) -- (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline")

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