Now, this was abominably impertinent, and she ought to have been furious. But it is sometimes as difficult to lose one's temper as it is difficult at other times to keep it. Lucy could not get across.
1. abominable [əˋbɑmənəb!] (adj.) [ formal ] extremely bad, offensive, or unpleasant
abominate (v.) [ formal ] to hate something because you think it is extremely offensive, unpleasant, or wrong: hate
2. impertinent [ɪmˋpɝtnənt] (adj.) [ formal ] rude and not showing respect for someone, especially someone older or more senior: cheeky
Example: I didn't mean to be impertinent.
Example: impertinent question/ child
impertinently (adv.), impertinence (n.)
3. cheeky (adj.) behaving in a way that does not show respect, especially towards someone who is older or more important
Example: You're a cheeky little boy!
(adj.) showing a lack of respect, but in a way that seems lively and attractive rather than rude
Example: a cheeky grin/ look
Example: He grinned cheekily and left the room.
4. furious [ˋfjʊərɪəs] (adj.) extremely angry
Example: Rose was absolutely furious that I'd borrowed her car without asking.
Example: They were furious at not being invited to the party.
(adj.) done with a lot of energy and determination
Example: Harry's speech was greeted by furious applause.
(adj.) very fast
Example: Journalists surrounded her, furiously taking notes.
5. get across ( phrasal vb ) to make people understand something
Example: He sometimes has trouble getting his meaning across in English.
Example: I was trying to get across how much I admired them.
get sth across to sb
Example: What message are you trying to get across to the customer?