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adj. pert·er, pert·est
a. High-spirited, lively, or cheerful: A pert receptionist greets each client.
b. Impudently bold; saucy: He was pert to his teacher. She gave a pert answer.
a. Attractive or stylish in appearance: a pert hat.
b. Small or firm and well-formed: a pert nose.
[Middle English, unconcealed, bold, short for apert, obvious, frank (probably influenced by Old French aspert, espert, clever), from Old French, from Latin apertus, open, past participle of aperīre, to open; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. saucy, impudent, or forward
2. jaunty: a pert little hat.
3. obsolete clever or brisk
[C13: variant of earlier apert, from Latin apertus open, from aperīre to open; influenced by Old French aspert, from Latin expertus expert]
n acronym for
programme evaluation and review technique
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adj. -er, -est.
1. boldly forward in speech or behavior; impertinent; saucy.
2. jaunty and stylish; chic.
3. lively; sprightly; in good health.
4. Obs. clever.
[1200–50; Middle English, aph. variant of apert < Old French < Latin apertus open, past participle of aperīre; see aperient]
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|Adj.||1.||pert - characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"|
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
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adjective impudent, forward, smart, bold, fresh (informal), flip (informal), cheeky, brash, saucy, pushy (informal), sassy (U.S. informal), flippant, presumptuous, impertinent, insolent, lippy (U.S. & Canad. slang) a pert young hussy
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1. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits:
Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life.
2. Rude and disrespectful:
assuming, assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, impudent, insolent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart.
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1. (= coquettish) [young woman, hat] → coqueto
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pert[pɜːt] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (girl, answer) → impertinente, sfacciato/a; (hat) → spiritoso/a
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