1The quality of being attractively neat and jaunty.
impudence, impertinence, cheek, cheekiness, sauciness, effrontery, irreverence, insolence, disrespect, disrespectfulness, flippancy, presumption, presumptuousness, audacity, audaciousness, boldness, brazenness, forwardness, cockiness, shamelessnessView synonyms
- ‘P would wear these semi-see-thru tops and her nipples would be poking through almost skyward in their pertness: they were amazing I tell you, I was transfixed.’
- ‘We were impressed with the pertness of her breasts.’
- ‘So there's Girl and NML parading around in thongs of varying stringiness and bottom pertness, making we mere bottom-mortals feel bad.’
- ‘Indeed there's a very animated conversation about whether one should compromise jiggliness for pertness.’
- ‘The mate replied in the affirmative and commented on the pertness of her breasts.’
- ‘Darcy could perceive from the twinkle in her eyes and the hint of pertness in her tone that there was more to her statement than she was willing to contribute.’
- ‘I tried for pertness.’
- ‘"That is what I meant by her pertness," said Mrs Corey, when they were driving away.’
- ‘They were often allowed considerable licence, though pertness had its dangers.’
- ‘Finley has looks, a voice and that ageless soubrette pertness - the total musical comedy package.’
- ‘Her rich, clear soprano captures infinite shadings of mock-hauteur, pertness and good humour.’
- ‘One knows this is fun, pertness, cartoon, because it skates on our experience rather than probes it.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.