Definition of protervity in English:

protervity

noun

  • Waywardness, stubbornness; impudence; petulance; an instance of this. Now rare.

Origin

Early 16th century. From Middle French protervité and its etymon classical Latin protervitāt-, protervitās boldness, impudence from protervus + -tās.

Pronunciation

protervity

/prəˈtəːvɪti/