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pluck·y

 (plŭk′ē)
adj. pluck·i·er, pluck·i·est
Having or showing courage and spirit in trying circumstances. See Synonyms at brave.

pluck′i·ly adv.
pluck′i·ness n.

plucky

(ˈplʌkɪ)
adj, pluckier or pluckiest
having or showing courage in the face of difficulties, danger, etc
ˈpluckily adv
ˈpluckiness n

pluck•y

(ˈplʌk i)

adj. pluck•i•er, pluck•i•est.
having or showing pluck; brave.
[1820–30]
pluck′i•ly, adv.
pluck′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plucky - 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"
2.plucky - showing courage; "the champion is faced with a feisty challenger"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

plucky

adjective courageous, spirited, brave, daring, bold, game, hardy, heroic, gritty, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), gutsy (slang), intrepid, valiant, doughty, undaunted, unflinching, spunky (informal), ballsy (taboo slang), mettlesome The plucky schoolgirl amazed doctors by hanging on to life.
yellow (informal), afraid, scared, chicken (slang), cowardly, timid, dispirited, dastardly, spineless, spiritless

plucky

adjective
Translations
odvážný
tapper
hugrakkur

plucky

[ˈplʌkɪ] ADJ (pluckier (compar) (pluckiest (superl))) → valiente, valeroso

plucky

[ˈplʌki] adjcourageux/euse

plucky

adj (+er) persontapfer, mutig; smiletapfer; little pony, actionmutig

plucky

[ˈplʌkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → coraggioso/a

pluck

(plak) verb
1. to pull. She plucked a grey hair from her head; He plucked at my sleeve.
2. to pull the feathers off (a chicken etc) before cooking it.
3. to pick (flowers etc).
4. to pull hairs out of (eyebrows) in order to improve their shape.
5. to pull and let go (the strings of a musical instrument).
noun
courage He showed a lot of pluck.
ˈplucky adjective
courageous. a plucky young fellow.
ˈpluckily adverb
ˈpluckiness noun
pluck up (the) courage/energy etc
to gather up one's courage etc (to do something). She plucked up (the) courage to ask a question.
References in classic literature ?
What a name to give the pluckiest little craft that ever dipped her sides in angry foam
There is no limit to your heroism; but you forget the human equation in the pluckiest of the plucky.
Crew passes on without a stagger; East is hurled forward by the shock, and plunges on his shoulder, as if he would bury himself in the ground; but the ball rises straight into the air, and falls behind Crew's back, while the "bravoes" of the School- house attest the pluckiest charge of all that hard-fought day.
On "Radio," the pluckiest song on Lana Del Rey's relentlessly downtrodden debut, Born to Die, she sings of success like a taunt: American dreams came true somehow/ I swore I'd chase em until I was dead/ I heard the streets were paved with gold/ That's what my father said .
The girls will be embracing all creatures great and small as they bring high fashion to the farmyard in their pluckiest challenge yet.
The pluckiest of couples, who don't mind mixing business with pleasure as they attempt to launch a singing career, or smile politely while the other half does, then getting the nuptials stuff out of the way at the same time.
That is why we should learn a lesson from five-year-old William, surely one of the pluckiest kids in this area.
The only puzzle is why it has taken so long to restore one of the human rights of Britain's hardest working and pluckiest age groups.
PLUCKIEST UNDERDOGS Perhaps because Brazil, like everyone outside the Democratic People's Republic, were dismissed as capitalist pig dogs by North Korea's scouts, Kim Jong-il's lads showed the five-time winners scant respect and almost pulled off the mother of all shocks.
One of Wales' pluckiest triers - whose achievements were modest despite him giving every last drop of blood, sweat and tears towards maximising the ability he was born with - has been unfairly denied the one triumph that might just have changed his life.
The pluckiest combat unit I encountered was the Minnesota National Guard, known as the "Red Bulls.
Best Competition Who needed those reality TV series when you could enjoy some of Sarasota's pluckiest celebs taking their spins on the dance floor in Community AIDS Network's ninth annual "Dancing with Our Stars" fund raiser?