sauciness


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sauc·y

 (sô′sē)
adj. sauc·i·er, sauc·i·est
1. Impertinent or disrespectful, especially in a playful or lively way: a saucy servant; a saucy smile.
2. Attractive or stylish, especially in being sexually alluring: a saucy dress.
3. Having the consistency of or covered with sauce: saucy meatballs.

sau′ci·ly adv.
sau′ci·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sauciness - inappropriate playfulness
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"

sauciness

noun
Translations
وَقاحَه
drzost
frækhedvovethed
ósvífni
arsızlık

sauciness

[ˈsɔːsɪnɪs] Nfrescura f, descaro m

sauciness

n no plFrechheit f

sauciness

[ˈsɔːsɪnɪs] nsfacciataggine f

sauce

(soːs) noun
a usually thick liquid that is poured over other food in order to add moisture and flavour. tomato sauce; an expert at making sauces.
ˈsaucy adjective
slightly rude. a saucy remark.
ˈsaucily adverb
ˈsauciness noun
ˈsaucepan (-pən) , ((American) -pan) noun
a deep pan usually with a long handle for boiling or stewing food.
References in classic literature ?
There is something about him which rather interests me, a sort of sauciness and familiarity which I shall teach him to correct.
God guide thee, Sancho, and govern thee in thy government, and deliver me from the misgiving I have that thou wilt turn the whole island upside down, a thing I might easily prevent by explaining to the duke what thou art and telling him that all that fat little person of thine is nothing else but a sack full of proverbs and sauciness.
Emma felt they were friends again; and the conviction giving her at first great satisfaction, and then a little sauciness, she could not help saying, as he was admiring the baby,
Hunt thought, showed their consciousness of ease by something like sauciness of manner.
Catherine supped with her brother and sister-in-law: Joseph and I joined at an unsociable meal, seasoned with reproofs on one side and sauciness on the other.
It shall be as you say," retorted the Forester angrily, "your head for your sauciness that you hit not my target.
You incarnation of sauciness,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'do you speak like that to me?
The Irish maid Betty Flanagan's bonnets and ribbons, her sauciness, her idleness, her reckless prodigality of kitchen candles, her consumption of tea and sugar, and so forth occupied and amused the old lady almost as much as the doings of her former household, when she had Sambo and the coachman, and a groom, and a footboy, and a housekeeper with a regiment of female domestics--her former household, about which the good lady talked a hundred times a day.
With the minister himself she took the pretty air of sauciness which women may properly allow themselves with men, even when they are grand dukes.
At the very moment of her introduction, she is caught in what seems a stage rehearsal at her dressing table: "Alice had been playing with the mirror's reflections--posturing her arms and her expressions, clasping her hands behind her neck, and tilting back her head to foreshorten the face in a tableau conceived to represent sauciness, then one of scornful toleration, and all very piquant" (14).
to rein in her sauciness amid the rigidness of the environment she finds herself in.