perky


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perk·y

 (pûr′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
مُفْعَم بالنَّشاط والحَيَوِيَّه
veselýživý
livlig
hetyke
hressilegur

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

perk

(pəːk) : perk up
to recover one's energy or cheerfulness. I gave her a cup of tea and she soon perked up.
perky adjective
lively; cheerful. You're in a perky mood.
ˈperkily adverb
ˈperkiness noun
References in classic literature ?
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.
Van Horn queried of the dandy, who signified the affirmative in the Solomon Islands fashion by half-closing his eyes and nodding his head upward, in a queer, perky way;
Perky adores him, and was mad enough to beat Betsey when she told the story and giggled over it.
He's an obliging fellow, and he'll attend to it, so make yourself easy," said Charlie, who had become quite perky again.
But your boss comes in every day as perky and set up as an amateur prestidigitator doing the egg trick.
Perky Jerky might only be two years old, but we have one of the best race car drivers in the world to represent our brand in America's greatest race series," said Brian Levin, Perky Jerky founder and chairman on the herd.
It was on this date in 1893 that Denver restaurant owner Henry Perky received a patent for a "Machine for the Preparation of Cereals for Food.
SILVERVIEW PERKY is the Greyhound of the Month for July having gone four-fromfour, including victories in the Betfred Select Stakes at Nottingham and Coral Ladies Trophy at Monmore, writes Jonathan Kay.
As you might guess, perky Elizabeth soon clashes with emotionally wounded David, but affection is bound to follow.
Pinky and Perky were found trotting around a cul-de-sac in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, and handed to animal welfare workers.
From KLIATT's July 2003 review of the book: "Alicia, the student government type; Nikki, the perky, chatty type; and Sam, the football type, are best friends, brought together by their shared Mormon faith.
Everybody is perky and ambitious and determined, but they are almost all cut from a certain circuit-party mold.