cheeky


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cheek·y

 (chē′kē)
adj. cheek·i·er, cheek·i·est
Impertinently bold; impudent and saucy.

cheek′i·ly adv.
cheek′i·ness n.

cheeky

(ˈtʃiːkɪ)
adj, cheekier or cheekiest
disrespectful in speech or behaviour; impudent: a cheeky child.
ˈcheekily adv
ˈcheekiness n

cheek•y

(ˈtʃi ki)

adj. cheek•i•er, cheek•i•est.
impudent; insolent.
[1855–60]
cheek′i•ly, adv.
cheek′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cheeky - offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say"
forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

cheeky

adjective impudent, rude, forward, fresh (informal), insulting, saucy, audacious, sassy (U.S. informal), pert, disrespectful, impertinent, insolent, lippy (U.S. & Canad. slang) They sat making cheeky comments about passers-by.
civil, mannerly, polite, respectful, courteous, well-behaved, deferential, decorous, complaisant, well-mannered

cheeky

adjective
Translations
drzý
frækflabet
hävytön
drzak
ósvífinn
生意気な
뻔뻔한
nesramen
fräck
ที่ไม่เคารพ
vô lễ

cheeky

[ˈtʃiːkɪ] ADJ (cheekier (compar) (cheekiest (superl))) [person] → descarado, fresco; [question] → indiscreto, descarado; [grin] → malicioso
don't be cheeky!¡no seas descarado!

cheeky

[ˈtʃiːki] adj [person] → insolent(e), culotté(e); [grin, smile, remark] → insolent(e), provocateur/trice
Don't be cheeky! → Ne sois pas insolent!
a cheeky smile → un sourire provocateur

cheeky

adj (+er) (Brit) → frech, vorwitzig, dreist; remark, person, smile alsoschnippisch; hat, dresskess, flott; drivingschneidig, schnittig, frech; it’s a bit cheeky asking for another pay rise so soones ist etwas unverschämt, schon wieder eine Gehaltserhöhung zu verlangen; cheeky girlfreche Göre

cheeky

[ˈtʃiːkɪ] adjsfacciato/a, impudente

cheek

(tʃiːk) noun
1. the side of the face below the eye. pink cheeks.
2. impudence or disrespectful behaviour. He had the cheek to refuse me entrance.
ˈcheeky adjective
impudent. a cheeky remark.
ˈcheekiness noun

cheeky

وَقِح drzý fræk frech αναιδής descarado hävytön effronté drzak sfacciato 生意気な 뻔뻔한 brutaal frekk zuchwały atrevido нахальный fräck ที่ไม่เคารพ arsız vô lễ 厚脸皮的
References in classic literature ?
You hain't done a thing from the start that had any sense in it, except coming out so cool and cheeky with that imaginary blue-arrow mark.
Don't be cheeky, Jack," remonstrated the landlord, in a melancholy and pathetic way.
You needn't think that just because the Doctor won't let us give you what you deserve, that you can be as cheeky as you like
If you write cheeky things in that book, you will be expelled.
You were rather cheeky, very shy, and absolutely extraordinary.
I dare say you think it's rather cheeky, my showing with her in Hyde Park.
There was Pa Tuxton, an old feller with a beard and glasses; a fat uncle; a big brother, who worked in a bank and was dressed like Moses in all his glory; and a little brother with a snub nose, that cheeky you'd have been surprised.
I wish to God she'd say something really cheeky," he raged to himself, "so that I could report her and get her sacked.
He had been getting on so well that he had grown quite cheeky over the business, and was walking up and down the punt, working his pole with a careless grace that was quite fascinating to watch.
They treated all the boys in the same way, except of course Peter, who chatted with them on Marooners' Rock by the hour, and sat on their tails when they got cheeky.
Cheeky is a very nice cat and her owner is very nice too.
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