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 ?
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,
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.
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.
It shall be as you say," retorted the Forester angrily, "your head for your sauciness that you hit not my target.
Hunt thought, showed their consciousness of ease by something like sauciness of manner.
There is something about him which rather interests me, a sort of sauciness and familiarity which I shall teach him to correct.
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.
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.
You incarnation of sauciness,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'do you speak like that to me?
Not a rude one, exactly; it's more of an awakening that leaves you smiling at the sauciness of her prose.
The tradition for Bake Off sauciness was carried on by Bradley Wiggins lookalike Mat who, considering for how long to bake his batch of baguettes, decided "like my wife always says 'leave it in for an extra 10 minutes.
I hope the frenzy that was whipped up so admirably before the show aired about the sauciness of the drama managed to pull in a few more viewers who got to see an important story about societal hypocrisy.