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1Showing a lack of respect or politeness in a way that is amusing or appealing:‘a cheeky grin’
impudent, impertinent, insolent, presumptuous, forward, pert, bold, bold as brass, brazen, brazen-faced, shameless, audacious, overfamiliar, irreverent, discourteous, disrespectful, insubordinate, impolite, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, unmannerly, mannerless, rude, insultingbrass-necked, cocky, lippy, mouthy, fresh, flipsaucy, smart-arsedsassy, nervy, smart-assedmalapert, contumelious, presumptive, assumptiveView synonyms
- ‘Jade has a cheeky grin and her eyes sparkle behind her thick-rimmed glasses.’
- ‘Other tributes refer to Ryan's sense of humour, his cheeky grin and ability to cheer people up.’
- ‘People who knew him, including his teachers, would describe him as a lovable, cheeky rogue.’
- ‘She is slightly built and very pretty, with baby blue eyes and a wide, cheeky grin.’
- ‘Here was I, cheeky Emma Kennedy, about to have to do some proper acting with no laughs attached.’
- ‘Some of his questions were a bit cheeky, and I applaud you for revealing your income.’
- ‘I don't know how, but I can tell from his cheeky grin that he's had to change quite a lot.’
- ‘The fact that the film tries to go back to cheeky black comedy after this is simply baffling.’
- ‘The impression was of a government dusting itself down and grinning at a cheeky escape.’
- ‘He sets the cheeky tone of a film that never asks the viewer to take it seriously.’
- ‘She said she did not feel fearful of speaking to Prince Charles, nor of appearing cheeky in asking for help.’
- ‘He could be quite cheeky but he was always enthusiastic, and totally dedicated to Sally and Ellie.’
- ‘He looked at me with a cheeky grin on his face and actually imitated my hobble all the way back to the entrance door.’
- ‘I suppose it was a bit cheeky of me to draw someone while they were sleeping, but I couldn't resist it.’
- ‘And they say it will be hard for them to carry on without seeing his cheeky face.’
- ‘Nevertheless, venturing south for a cheeky weekend away turned out to be a pleasant surprise.’
- ‘Cara is a lovely, cheeky, normal little girl, and this illness came on so suddenly and has shocked us all.’
- ‘They have a tremendous sense of perspective and although they may be a bit cheeky with it, they never do arrogance.’
- ‘Earlier this year we were getting rid of properties after just a week and getting away with cheeky prices.’
- ‘Yes, I am cheeky, but so far we have relied heavily on the good people of Bolton and they have never let us down.’
- 1.1informal (of something pleasurable) consumed or done in an unplanned, rather self-indulgent way:‘a cheeky pint’‘venturing south for a cheeky weekend away’
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