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Lively and high-spirited.‘stickers bearing peppy slogans’
cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiantView synonyms
- ‘Nevertheless, the crowd didn't seem to mind these trifles too much as they danced and sang in tune to the band's peppy, upbeat funk-rock.’
- ‘A three-man band banged out peppy martial tunes while the group chanted and danced in the heat.’
- ‘She's cheerful and peppy, totally a cheerleader in the making.’
- ‘Despite her peppy smile and attitude, she despised her job and wished for it to end.’
- ‘She's the peppy, dynamic, energetic one from that group.’
- ‘Inwardly I rolled my eyes, but kept my peppy smile in place.’
- ‘I hadn't known her very long, but I hadn't thought that she could be anything but peppy and happy.’
- ‘I don't think imagery of happy, peppy people is going to make people less cynical.’
- ‘You see, every time they go to the tote board for a new total, they play a peppy Jewish folk tune and a group of young men come out and dance a rousing hora in celebration.’
- ‘A few minutes later, an obviously peppy waitress came up, her blue eyes bright and a smile on her face.’
- ‘If my memory is correct, they are behind many of the luxury fragrances that peppy people try to spritz at you when you enter department stores.’
- ‘A peppy new moon may give you just enough energy to heft a barbell or two.’
- ‘This disc doesn't feel as peppy and energetic as the first.’
- ‘Any other peppy songs on here would turn it into something off-kilter.’
- ‘I was planning to wish you a Happy New Year and make a little peppy speech about dusting off the cobwebs for the excitement of the future yet to come.’
- ‘She is one of those peppy, optimistic, chatterbox types that you can't get to shut up.’
- ‘She was peppy, bouncy, upbeat, and made up in energy and attack what she lacked in finesse.’
- ‘The jazz was peppy and had me laughing and smiling at the humor.’
- ‘The peppy, cheerful mariachi band music piped into the room was really getting on his nerves.’
- ‘That discussion is better left to a day when he's in a peppy chatty mood.’
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