saucy


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Synonyms for saucy

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Synonyms for saucy

characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

improperly forward or bold

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Then he grew right saucy and impudent, but my father minded it not, deeming the fellow indispensable in managing the estate.
Again, a young girl, more bold and saucy than was fitting, brushed the priest's black robe, singing in his face the sardonic ditty, "niche, niche, the devil is caught.
On the chimney-piece rested his tall hat; it was saucy and bell-shaped and shiny.
He is a saucy, rebellious varlet, yet, I am fain to own, a right merry soul withal.
But who could that saucy knave be who answered me to my beard so bravely?
Natasha again cried boldly, with saucy gaiety, confident that her prank would be taken in good part.
It was one member who said to him that Saucy Sarah would win the Derby and another who said that Saucy Sarah had no chance, but it was William who agreed with both.
This Gump resembled an Elk's head, only the nose turned upward in a saucy manner and there were whiskers upon its chin, like those of a billy-goat.
You will always be the same size--and the same saucy, inconsiderate Glass Cat, with pink brains and a hard ruby heart.
That's the Saucy Jane," Job Rowsell indicated, stretching out a forefinger.
Pshaw, I must be writing to those dear saucy brats every night, whether I will or no, let me have what business I will, or come home ever so late, or be ever so sleepy; but an old saying and a true one,
James Matthew--after the two finest gentlemen I've ever known--not even saving your presence," said Anne with a saucy glance at Gilbert.
you are below my anger; and it is beneath me to give ill words to such an audacious saucy trollop; but, hussy, I must tell you, your breeding shows the meanness of your birth as well as of your education; and both very properly qualify you to be the mean serving-woman of a country girl.
The mistress of the house was moved with compassion, and inclined to have let me go, and had almost persuaded her husband to it also, but the saucy wenches were run, even before they were sent, and had fetched a constable, and then the master said he could not go back, I must go before a justice, and answered his wife that he might come into trouble himself if he should let me go.
I am afraid there would have been a subtle, stealing gratification in her mind if she had known how entirely this saucy, defiant Stephen was occupied with her; how he was passing rapidly from a determination to treat her with ostentatious indifference to an irritating desire for some sign of inclination from her,--some interchange of subdued word or look with her.