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Related to pluckier: intrepidity, pluckiness, bravely, gutsiness

pluck·y

 (plŭk′ē)
adj. pluck·i·er, pluck·i·est
Having or showing courage and spirit in trying circumstances. See Synonyms at brave.

pluck′i·ly adv.
pluck′i·ness n.
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plucky

(ˈplʌkɪ)
adj, pluckier or pluckiest
having or showing courage in the face of difficulties, danger, etc
ˈpluckily adv
ˈpluckiness n
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pluck•y

(ˈplʌk i)

adj. pluck•i•er, pluck•i•est.
having or showing pluck; brave.
[1820–30]
pluck′i•ly, adv.
pluck′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plucky - marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; "you have to admire her; it was a gutsy thing to do"; "the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist; "a gutsy red wine"
2.plucky - showing courage; "the champion is faced with a feisty challenger"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
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plucky

adjective courageous, spirited, brave, daring, bold, game, hardy, heroic, gritty, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), gutsy (slang), intrepid, valiant, doughty, undaunted, unflinching, spunky (informal), ballsy (taboo slang), mettlesome The plucky schoolgirl amazed doctors by hanging on to life.
yellow (informal), afraid, scared, chicken (slang), cowardly, timid, dispirited, dastardly, spineless, spiritless
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plucky

adjective
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Translations
odvážný
tapper
hugrakkur

plucky

[ˈplʌkɪ] ADJ (pluckier (compar) (pluckiest (superl))) → valiente, valeroso
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plucky

[ˈplʌki] adjcourageux/euse
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plucky

adj (+er) persontapfer, mutig; smiletapfer; little pony, actionmutig
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plucky

[ˈplʌkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → coraggioso/a
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pluck

(plak) verb
1. to pull. She plucked a grey hair from her head; He plucked at my sleeve.
2. to pull the feathers off (a chicken etc) before cooking it.
3. to pick (flowers etc).
4. to pull hairs out of (eyebrows) in order to improve their shape.
5. to pull and let go (the strings of a musical instrument).
noun
courage He showed a lot of pluck.
ˈplucky adjective
courageous. a plucky young fellow.
ˈpluckily adverb
ˈpluckiness noun
pluck up (the) courage/energy etc
to gather up one's courage etc (to do something). She plucked up (the) courage to ask a question.
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But for pluckier climbers and hikers, this portable little camera which is waterproof to 30m and features a full HD 170 ultra wide angle lens and also has a mounting accessories kit for cycling swimming climbing, can be attached to chest straps - or even dog harnesses - to give you a different perspective on meanderings.
But for pluckier climbers and hikers, this portable little camera which is waterproof to 30m and features a full HD 170 ultra-wide angle lens and also has a mounting accessories kit for cycling, swimming or climbing, can be attached to chest straps - or even dog harnesses - to give you a different perspective on meanderings.
On his pluckier days, he flaunts his status by sitting in the guards' chairs and smoking.
The gap between these giants and smaller, pluckier players will only widen as other tech titans such as Apple and Hulu dive into the original content business.
The past few weeks have seen a pluckier performance and quite a few goals for the team, but that could not save it from relegation after this season.
Starting at 10am there will be Show Jumping Puissance Display -- Gymkhana events for some of the pluckier young riders, plus fancy dress displays to awe the crowds, as well as archery.
It was a pluckier effort than the five Ashes hammerings and the T20 embarrassment against the Dutch, but the brave new era under Peter Moores still got off to a losing start.
Michael Almereyda, 2000)--adaptations that feature purportedly pluckier, feistier, more individualistic, and more intellectual versions of Shakespeare's women.