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 ?
Perky adores him, and was mad enough to beat Betsey when she told the story and giggled over it.
But your boss comes in every day as perky and set up as an amateur prestidigitator doing the egg trick.
He's an obliging fellow, and he'll attend to it, so make yourself easy," said Charlie, who had become quite perky again.
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;
Sunrise Strategic Partners has made a minority investment in Perky Jerky, the company said.
My parched skin soaks up the moisture greedily, but still feels hydrated and perky the next morning.
Midwesterner Henry Perky was searching for a natural remedy for his lifelong intestinal complaint when he got the idea from a fellow sufferer to make a wheat cereal.
SILVERVIEW PERKY will be unable to defend her Williamhill.
Lee McCulloch was yesterday looking perky in pinky for Charles Green's latest venture which will also help charities to the tune of PS75,000.
He said: "I had a text from her last night, she says she is better and feeling perky.
WHAT'S IN A NAME Names they mean an awful lot Yet some we'd rather put back in the pot Names of every shape and form Given to us from the day we were born Names that make us laugh out loud And some that make us ever so proud Names that rhyme or sound real cool Going right back to our days at school Names like Tommy Tittlemouse Wondering why it came about Desperate Dan and Keyhole Kate Perky Polly and Cautious Craig Mighty Mick and Dan the Man Followed by Jack the Lad Chatty Kathy, Dolly Daydream Hungry Horace and more New names a plenty awaiting the score.