perky


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perk·y

 (pur′kē)
adj. perk·i·er, perk·i·est
1. Buoyant and self-confident; briskly cheerful.
2. Jaunty and appealing; sprightly: a perky tune.
3. Small or firm and well-formed: "her perky, shapely little body" (Joyce Carol Oates).

perk′i·ly adv.
perk′i·ness n.

perky

(ˈpɜːkɪ)
adj, perkier or perkiest
1. jaunty; lively
2. confident; spirited
ˈperkily adv ˈperkiness n

perk•y

(ˈpɜr ki)

adj. perk•i•er, perk•i•est.
jaunty; cheerful; pert.
[1850–55]
perk′i•ly, adv.
perk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perky - characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness; "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

perky

adjective lively, spirited, bright, sunny, cheerful, animated, upbeat (informal), buoyant, bubbly, cheery, bouncy, genial, jaunty, chirpy (informal), sprightly, vivacious, in fine fettle, full of beans (informal), gay, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (informal) Graham was looking as perky as ever.
Translations

perky

[ˈpɜːkɪ] ADJ (perkier (compar) (perkiest (superl))) (= cheerful, bright) → alegre, animado; (= cheeky) → fresco

perky

[ˈpɜːrki] adj (= cheerful) → guilleret(te), gai(e)

perky

adj (+er) (= cheerful, bright)munter; (= cheeky, pert)kess, keck

perky

[ˈpɜːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (cheerful) → allegro/a; (bright) → vivace; (cheeky) → impertinente
References in classic literature ?
But your boss comes in every day as perky and set up as an amateur prestidigitator doing the egg trick.
Perky adores him, and was mad enough to beat Betsey when she told the story and giggled over it.
Well, that absurd quadruped went about all day as perky as a schoolgirl in a new frock; and when they took the wreath off she became quite sulky, and they had to put it on again before she would stand still to be milked.