AskDefine | Define perky

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perky adj : characterized by liveliness and light-heartedness; "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s" [syn: buoyant, chirpy] [also: perkiest, perkier]

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  1. Lively or enthusiastic.
    She answered with a perky smile and bounced off.
  2. Standing upright; firm.
    The plant looks much perkier since I watered it.


Lively or enthusiastic

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

active, activist, activistic, aggressively self-confident, airy, alive, animated, biggety, bouncing, bouncy, breezy, bright, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, brisk, bubbly, bumptious, buoyant, carefree, cheerful, cheery, chesty, chipper, cocky, conceited, corky, debonair, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, free and easy, frisky, full of go, full of life, full of pep, gay, immodest, invigorated, jaunty, know-it-all, light, lighthearted, lightsome, live, lively, mercurial, militant, obtrusive, overwise, peacockish, peacocky, peppy, perk, pert, puffed up, quicksilver, resilient, self-conceited, self-opinionated, smacking, smart-alecky, snappy, spanking, spirited, sprightly, spry, stuck-up, swelled-headed, vigorous, vitalized, vivacious, zingy
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