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Bold, cheeky, or flashy.
badly behaved, disobedient, bad, misbehaved, misbehaving, wayward, defiant, unruly, insubordinate, wilful, self-willed, delinquent, undisciplined, unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unbiddable, disorderly, disruptive, mutinous, fractious, refractory, recalcitrant, errant, wild, wicked, obstreperous, difficult, troublesome, awkward, contrary, perverse, attention-seeking, exasperating, incorrigibleView synonyms
- ‘A language has to be more than a few gallus Scotticisms scattered over standard English as a kind of local seasoning.’
- ‘The tour finishes on Saturday 10th April in Kerry, scene of the gallous deed, after performances at Dun Chaoin and Tralee.’
- ‘The gallus radio figure with his seemingly off-the-cuff put downs is in fact an intelligent and pleasantly modest fellow who researches his material meticulously.’
- ‘This leads the gallus Glaswegian to look up an old flame, an expert in ley lines and mysticism who sets him on a trail of ancient burial routes that leads him deep beneath the ancient foundations of a Glasgow church.’
- ‘Both have powerful female lead singers who are ‘totally gallous!’’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘fit to be hanged’): variant of gallows used attributively.
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