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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 ?
As for Merrylegs, he and I soon became great friends; he was such a cheerful, plucky, good-tempered little fellow that he was a favorite with every one, and especially with Miss Jessie and Flora, who used to ride him about in the orchard, and have fine games with him and their little dog Frisky.
These students showed so much earnestness, both in their hard work during the day, as well as in their application to their studies at night, that I gave them the name of "The Plucky Class"--a name which soon grew popular and spread throughout the institution.
Lorenzo de Medici was flabby and boneless; Rebecca was a thing of fire and spirit: he lacked energy and courage; Rebecca was plucky at two and dauntless at five.
She was plucky, however, and began to speak at once, although she had not the slightest idea what she was going to say.
To this class they all belonged, and in it the great thing was to be elegant, generous, plucky, gay, to abandon oneself without a blush to every passion, and to laugh at everything else.
I left Sandy kneeling there, corpse-faced but plucky and hopeful, and rode down to the pigsty, and struck up a trade with the swine-herds.
There was not a chip to be seen around the black rock from which the Tremolino, with her plucky heart crushed at one blow, had slipped off into deep water to her eternal rest.
Ben shook in Adam's iron grasp, but, like a plucky small man as he was, he didn't mean to give in.
And there was Therese herself descending the stairs, frightened but plucky.
I instantly grasped the brazen effrontery of the plucky English skipper--he was going to ram five hundreds tons of U-boat in the face of her trained gun.
The ideal girl would be plucky, cheerfully valiant, a fighter.
Do you know," said Raoul bitterly, "that it was very plucky of you to let us play at being engaged?