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adj. feist·i·er, feist·i·est
1. Full of spirit or determination; plucky or spunky: "Feisty, smart, and courageous child protagonists ... populate [her] fictional world" (Carolyn L. Shute). See Note at andiron.
2. Quarrelsome or aggressive: "A bunch of guys got tipsy ... One of them got feisty and starting swinging punches at the others" (Didi Emmons).
adj, feistier or feistiest
1. lively, resilient, and self-reliant
2. US and Canadian frisky
3. US and Canadian irritable
[C19: from dialect feist, fist small dog; related to Old English fīsting breaking wind]
adj. feist•i•er, feist•i•est.
1. full of animation, energy, or courage; spirited; spunky; plucky.
2. ill-tempered; pugnacious.
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|Adj.||1.||feisty - showing courage; "the champion is faced with a feisty challenger"|
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
|2.||feisty - quick to take offense |
sensitive - being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs"