pluckiness


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Related to pluckiness: courageously, braveness, intrepidity

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pluckiness - the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
fearlessness - the trait of feeling no fear

pluckiness

noun
Translations
شَجاعَه
odvaha
modighed
hugrekki

pluckiness

[ˈplʌkɪnɪs] N (= courage) → valor m, ánimo m; (= guts) → agallas fpl

pluckiness

nUnerschrockenheit f, → Schneid m (inf)

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.
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Astra Et Luna and The Loxian Gates both have a beautiful pluckiness about them, with the latter demanding you sway in time to the beat.
Tip's pluckiness bounces off Oh's clumsiness in a variety of amusing ways, and many of the film's best moments come from Oh's butchering of the English language and complete lack of understanding of human emotions while Tip has to deal with his incompetence.
One of the most endearing and enduring mini 4x4s has been the Suzuki Jimny which may not have uber-cool looks, but its brawn and pluckiness off road knows no bounds except when one driver accidentally took a wrong turn into a "No-Go" lake which would have devoured a bus.
Meanwhile Cousin Mimi displayed an abundance of pluckiness as she tackled the sack race.
Home Alone Forever,'' by Steve Subrizi: This Boston singer-songwriter's latest album is strange, off-kilter and, at times, a little heartbreaking, but the underlying pluckiness of the whole thing gives the album heart, and transforms it from something that could be terribly depressing into something that's endearing, that makes you want to root for Subrizi's hard-luck protaganist.
But one can hope this side can show the same pluckiness they displayed in qualifying to achieve yet another significant moment for UAE sport.
A performance where qualities such as pluckiness and courage get bandied about and the gulf in quality between the teams is tolerated because of their different pedigree.
Their performance was very encouraging and, for their pluckiness, they deserved the win.