gutsy


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guts·y

 (gŭt′sē)
adj. guts·i·er, guts·i·est Slang
1. Marked by courage or daring; plucky.
2. Robust and uninhibited; lusty: "the gutsy ... intensity of her musical involvement" (Judith Crist).

guts′i·ly adv.
guts′i·ness n.

gutsy

(ˈɡʌtsɪ)
adj, gutsier or gutsiest
1. gluttonous; greedy
2. full of courage, determination, or boldness

guts•y

(ˈgʌt si)

adj. guts•i•er, guts•i•est.
1. daring or courageous; nervy.
2. earthy; lusty.
[1890–95]
guts′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gutsy - marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; "you have to admire her; it was a gutsy thing to do"; "the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist; "a gutsy red wine"
gutless - lacking courage or vitality; "he was a yellow gutless worm"; "a spineless craven fellow"

gutsy

adjective brave, determined, spirited, bold, have-a-go (informal), courageous, gritty, staunch, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), game (informal), resolute, gallant, plucky, indomitable, ballsy (taboo slang), mettlesome They admired his gutsy determination.

gutsy

adjective
Translations

gutsy

[ˈgʌtsɪ] ADJ (gutsier (compar) (gutsiest (superl))) → valiente, con agallas

gutsy

[ˈgʌtsi] adj
[person] → qui a du cran
[style] → qui a du punch

gutsy

adj (inf)
(= plucky) person, action, effortmutig, tapfer; performance, approachkämpferisch; he is a gutsy performerer ist eine richtige Kämpfernatur
(= powerful) food, winekräftig; musicfeurig; lyricskraftvoll; car, enginekraftstrotzend

gutsy

[ˈgʌtsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (style) → che ha mordente; (plucky) → coraggioso/a
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