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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perkiness - cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
blitheness, cheerfulness - a feeling of spontaneous good spirits; "his cheerfulness made everyone feel better"
2.perkiness - inappropriate playfulness
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"
نَشاطٌ وَحَيَوِيَّه


[ˈpɜːkɪnɪs] Nalegría f, vida f; (= cheekiness) → frescura f


n (= cheerfulness)Lebhaftigkeit f; (= cheekiness)Keckheit f, → forsche Art


(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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We can tell fresh fish from the perkiness in the eyes.
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Magnificent as I thought the Thelma and Louise star's cleavage was, to get into defending its perceived perkiness is to miss the point entirely.
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Wallis conveys the energy and perkiness of her character convincingly and charmingly, but lacks even a hint of the desperation that lies behind the belted-out infinite deferral of "Tomorrow.
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