perky

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perk·y

 (pûr′kē)
adj. perk·i·er, perk·i·est
1. Buoyant and self-confident; briskly cheerful.
2. Jaunty and appealing; sprightly: a perky tune.
3. Small or firm and well-formed: "her perky, shapely little body" (Joyce Carol Oates).

perk′i·ly adv.
perk′i·ness n.

perky

(ˈpɜːkɪ)
adj, perkier or perkiest
1. jaunty; lively
2. confident; spirited
ˈperkily adv
ˈperkiness n

perk•y

(ˈpɜr ki)

adj. perk•i•er, perk•i•est.
jaunty; cheerful; pert.
[1850–55]
perk′i•ly, adv.
perk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perky - characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness; "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

perky

adjective lively, spirited, bright, sunny, cheerful, animated, upbeat (informal), buoyant, bubbly, cheery, bouncy, genial, jaunty, chirpy (informal), sprightly, vivacious, in fine fettle, full of beans (informal), gay, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (informal) Graham was looking as perky as ever.
Translations
مُفْعَم بالنَّشاط والحَيَوِيَّه
veselýživý
livlig
hetyke
hressilegur

perky

[ˈpɜːkɪ] ADJ (perkier (compar) (perkiest (superl))) (= cheerful, bright) → alegre, animado; (= cheeky) → fresco

perky

[ˈpɜːrki] adj (= cheerful) → guilleret(te), gai(e)

perky

adj (+er) (= cheerful, bright)munter; (= cheeky, pert)kess, keck

perky

[ˈpɜːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (cheerful) → allegro/a; (bright) → vivace; (cheeky) → impertinente

perk

(pəːk) : perk up
to recover one's energy or cheerfulness. I gave her a cup of tea and she soon perked up.
perky adjective
lively; cheerful. You're in a perky mood.
ˈperkily adverb
ˈperkiness noun
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Ballabriggs could be forgiven for not being at his perkiest either, a morning after unloading everything he had to hold off Oscar Time around the unforgiving Aintree Elbow, but even the horse managed to rouse himself for a stroll across the lawn at the McCain family pad.