- (UK) IPA: /ɪm.ˈpɜː.tɪ.nənt/, X-SAMPA: /Im."p3:.tI.nənt/
- (US) IPA: /ɪm.ˈpɝ.tɨ.nənt/, X-SAMPA: /Im."p3`.tI.n@nt/
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Although, historically, definition 2 was the original (derived from the French below) usage; meaning gradually changed to definition 1. More recently general usage has come to, once again, incorporate definition 2. As many older speakers will consider definition 2 incorrect, avoiding the word altogether may be advisable. The construction "not pertinent" is one possible alternative.
- See also Wikisaurus:cheeky
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