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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Quality of being lively and confident; Inappropriate playfulness.

Usage examples (35)
  • There was a pertness about her that attracted him
  • It is unnecessary to add that the assembled guests, in their disgust at my "pertness," dropped the argument on slavery.
  • But the landlady's pertness seem'd instantly fired;
  • May and enjoy Jane's pertness and Joyce's cleverness and adore for more
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