perkiness


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Synonyms for perkiness

cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface

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inappropriate playfulness

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Telling the world about yourself is challenging and scary, but Cohen has done it with a candid perkiness that makes you love her for herself.
What's interesting, too, is that this collection also includes Rabin's 1955 mono interpretation of the same concerto, this time with Sir Adrian Boult; it's more filled with youthful perkiness and enthusiasm than lyricism, but it comes off with great flair.
The Red Passport might threaten to devolve into a too-easy juxtaposition of Russian disillusion with American perkiness, but ii is rescued by the deft handling of just this dynamic in a story about an American who wants to introduce Russians to group therapy, American style.
TERRIFIED BY THE TOXIC PERKINESS of Pokemon and Sailor Moon, or by the splattery violence of other Japanese cartoons, mainstream America has largely shunned as childish or eccentric what Japanese audiences see as a sophisticated, adult art form--in every sense.
Kelly at Citibank isn't angling for an invitation to my next black-tie event; she's been trained, like a majority of American service workers, to exude a "positive attitude," and she's being taped to make sure there are no lapses in perkiness.
Emotionally dead, he fails to notice the arrival of new neighbours the Langs (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack), whose perkiness and passion for cardigans is clearly a cause for concern.
Or Gidget, who raised perkiness to a politics--"assertiveness masquerading as cuteness"--reflecting the uneasy imperatives of autonomy and approval.
She deals with this deftly by pointing out the advantages of kitsch for life--how perkiness, for instance, the horrible signature of female teen stars like Sally Field and Patty Duke, was a clever act that allowed girls to be assertive while staying cute and attractive to boys.
Women may especially enjoy Douglas, fine exegesis of the key concept of perkiness, as exemplified by "Gidget" and "The Patty Duke Show" ("Here we had teenaged girls possessed by an almost virulent strain of perkiness").
The C major quintet with which it is coupled is lively to the point of perkiness, but this is refreshing.
Void of the typical bells, whistles and perkiness traditionally associated with game shows, "Inquizition" is a quiz show with a sadistic twist.
Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a French sport scientist carried out a 15-year study that suggested wearing bras did nothing to maintain perkiness, support our boobs or prevent back pain.
A Sloe |Twist on French 75 YOU might have made sloe gin to enjoy this Christmas, why not add it to sparkles for some pink Sherry |Marmalade Christmas perkiness.
A Sloe Twist on French 75 YOU might have made sloe gin to enjoy this Christmas, why not add it to sparkles for some pink perkiness.
A Sloe Twist on French 75 YOU might have made sloe gin | Sherry Marmalade Christmas to enjoy this Christmas, why not add it to sparkles for some pink perkiness.