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Pertness definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PERT'NESS, n. Briskness; smartness.
1. Sauciness; forward promptness or boldness; implying less than effrontery or impudence.
Pertness and ignorance may ask a question in three lines, which it will cost learning and ingenuity thirty pages to answer.
2. Petty liveliness; sprightliness without force,dignity or solidity.
There is in Shaftsbury's works a lively pertness and a parade of literature.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: inappropriate playfulness [syn: impertinence, perkiness, pertness, sauciness, archness]
2: quality of being lively and confident; "there was a pertness about her that attracted him"

Merriam Webster's

noun see pert

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pertness Pert"ness, n. The quality or state of being pert.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Briskness, smartness, sprightliness, liveliness. 2. Sauciness, forwardness, impertinence, impudence, flippancy.

Moby Thesaurus

activity, aggressive self-confidence, airiness, animation, ardor, arrogance, audacity, bold front, boldness, bounce, brash bearing, brashness, brassiness, bravado, brazenness, breeziness, brio, briskness, bumptiousness, buoyancy, carefreeness, cheekiness, chestiness, chirpiness, cockiness, conceit, conceitedness, contempt, contemptuousness, daring, daringness, debonairness, defial, defiance, defying, derision, despite, disdain, disregard, elan, enthusiasm, glow, gusto, immodesty, impertinence, impetuosity, impetus, impudence, insolence, jauntiness, joie de vivre, levity, life, light heart, lightheartedness, lightness, lightsomeness, liveliness, lustiness, mettle, obtrusiveness, perkiness, resilience, robustness, sauciness, self-assertiveness, self-conceit, side, spirit, spiritedness, swelled head, swelled-headedness, vivacity, warmth, zest, zestfulness



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