sauciness


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sauc·y

 (sô′sē)
adj. sauc·i·er, sauc·i·est
1. Impertinent or disrespectful, especially in a playful or lively way: a saucy servant; a saucy smile.
2. Attractive or stylish, especially in being sexually alluring: a saucy dress.
3. Having the consistency of or covered with sauce: saucy meatballs.

sau′ci·ly adv.
sau′ci·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sauciness - inappropriate playfulness
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"

sauciness

noun
Translations
وَقاحَه
drzost
frækhedvovethed
ósvífni
arsızlık

sauciness

[ˈsɔːsɪnɪs] Nfrescura f, descaro m

sauciness

n no plFrechheit f

sauciness

[ˈsɔːsɪnɪs] nsfacciataggine f

sauce

(soːs) noun
a usually thick liquid that is poured over other food in order to add moisture and flavour. tomato sauce; an expert at making sauces.
ˈsaucy adjective
slightly rude. a saucy remark.
ˈsaucily adverb
ˈsauciness noun
ˈsaucepan (-pən) , ((American) -pan) noun
a deep pan usually with a long handle for boiling or stewing food.
References in classic literature ?
There is something about him which rather interests me, a sort of sauciness and familiarity which I shall teach him to correct.
God guide thee, Sancho, and govern thee in thy government, and deliver me from the misgiving I have that thou wilt turn the whole island upside down, a thing I might easily prevent by explaining to the duke what thou art and telling him that all that fat little person of thine is nothing else but a sack full of proverbs and sauciness."
Emma felt they were friends again; and the conviction giving her at first great satisfaction, and then a little sauciness, she could not help saying, as he was admiring the baby,
Hunt thought, showed their consciousness of ease by something like sauciness of manner.
Catherine supped with her brother and sister-in-law: Joseph and I joined at an unsociable meal, seasoned with reproofs on one side and sauciness on the other.
"It shall be as you say," retorted the Forester angrily, "your head for your sauciness that you hit not my target."
'You incarnation of sauciness,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'do you speak like that to me?
The elder of the two carried a bag, which he flung down, addressing the women in a loud and scolding tone, which they answered by a shower of treble sauciness; while a black cur ran barking up to Maggie, and threw her into a tremor that only found a new cause in the curses with which the younger man called the dog off, and gave him a rap with a great stick he held in his hand.
The Irish maid Betty Flanagan's bonnets and ribbons, her sauciness, her idleness, her reckless prodigality of kitchen candles, her consumption of tea and sugar, and so forth occupied and amused the old lady almost as much as the doings of her former household, when she had Sambo and the coachman, and a groom, and a footboy, and a housekeeper with a regiment of female domestics--her former household, about which the good lady talked a hundred times a day.
With the minister himself she took the pretty air of sauciness which women may properly allow themselves with men, even when they are grand dukes.
Now hear our English king, For thus his royalty doth speak in me: He is prepared, and reason too he should: This harness masque and unadvised revel, This unheard sauciness and boyish troops, The king doth smile at, and is well prepared To whip this dwarfish war, these pigmy arms, From out the circle of his territories ...
Moreover, the chicken is defined by its sauciness: it is "swimming" and thus uncontained.