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synonyms for cheeky

  • bold
  • brash
  • saucy
  • audacious
  • ballsy
  • brazen
  • disrespectful
  • forward
  • impertinent
  • insolent
  • insulting
  • nervy
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antonyms for cheeky

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  • courteous
  • polite
  • well-behaved
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How to use cheeky in a sentence

This includes the radically redesigned Kia Sorento, a midsize crossover that blends the burly styling of a full-size Telluride with the cheeky curves of a compact Sportage.
TOP RIDES FOR 2021JOE PHILLIPSJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
A cleverer show might have been able to bridge the gap between these two options, using more than just cheeky string quartets and a missing prince to signal its intentions toward historical accuracy.
THE DEBATE OVER BRIDGERTON AND RACEAJA ROMANOJANUARY 7, 2021VOX
The essay, which has been reprinted in collections of Kael’s work, was titled “Raising Kane” — a cheeky reference to the idiom “raising Cain,” which means to cause a ruckus or raise hell.
THE TANGLED HISTORY BEHIND DAVID FINCHER’S MANK — AND ITS LINK TO CITIZEN KANE — EXPLAINEDALISSA WILKINSONDECEMBER 4, 2020VOX
Among the deaf cast members, Ahmed’s sign name was a variation on “f---up,” a cheeky nod to his learning curve.
RIZ AHMED KNOWS HIS WORTH. WITH THE GUT-WRENCHING ‘SOUND OF METAL,’ HE ENSURES YOU DO, TOO.SONIA RAODECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Now, like a cheeky photo bomber, Apple’s orb bobs in the marina and uses Safdie’s towers as dramatic backdrop.
APPLE’S ‘MOST AMBITIOUS’ NEW STORE IS A DEPARTURE FROM ITS SIGNATURE DESIGNCLAYCHANDLERSEPTEMBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
The nice new house was expecting them, and a cheeky, pimply German page-boy took their packages up.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
Her nose was quite four inches higher in the air by the end of the season, in fact she presented the most cheeky appearance.
THE SPORTSWOMAN'S LIBRARY, V. 2VARIOUS
Some of our new men have the manners of a cheeky young chawbacon on a gate.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 108, MARCH 9TH 1895VARIOUS
It's awfully interesting, because we work in the Huns' front-yard in a way, and it seems so cheeky somehow.
THE STORY OF OUR SUBMARINESJOHN GRAHAM BOWER
He had leaned his arms upon the table, and now he smiled up at her like a mischievous, cheeky school‑boy.
THE SILVER BUTTERFLYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
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WORDS RELATED TO CHEEKY

  • assertory
  • bold
  • brassy
  • cheeky
  • cocky
  • come on
  • domineering
  • dynamic
  • energetic
  • enterprising
  • flip
  • forceful
  • fresh
  • get up and go
  • go after
  • hard sell
  • imperious
  • masterful
  • militant
  • nervy
  • pushing
  • pushy
  • sassy
  • shooting from the hip
  • smart
  • smart alecky
  • strenuous
  • tough
  • vigorous
  • zealous
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