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\Mal"a*pert\, a. [OF. malapert unskillful, ill-taught, ill-bred; mal ill + apert open, adroit, intelligent, L. apertus, p. p. of aperire to open. See {Malice}, and {Aperient}.] Bold; forward; impudent; saucy; pert. --Shak. -- n. A malapert person. Are you growing malapert! Will you force me to make use of my authority ? --Dryden. -- {Mal"a*pert`ly}, adv. -- {Mal"a*pert`ness}, n.

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