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synonyms for perky

  • bouncy
  • bright
  • bubbly
  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • jaunty
  • lively
  • sunny
  • active
  • alert
  • aware
  • bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
  • brisk
  • buoyant
  • gay
  • in fine fettle
  • spirited
  • sprightly
  • vivacious

antonyms for perky

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  • cloudy
  • depressed
  • dull
  • gloomy
  • lethargic
  • lifeless
  • unhappy
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How to use perky in a sentence

The years in between saw McCurdy perform a high-wire act of people-pleasing and silent suffering, while projecting a perky demeanor for the world.
JENNETTE MCCURDY LIVED A TEEN STAR DREAM. SILENTLY, SHE WAS SUFFERING.ASHLEY SPENCERAUGUST 5, 2022WASHINGTON POST
Notably, my Tricolor Stromanthe, string of hearts, and succulents still looked perky—and have continued to since.
HOW TO HELP HOUSEPLANTS SURVIVE WINTERELLEN AIRHARTJANUARY 25, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
She comes off as perky and outgoing, basically the vibe of a favorite grade-school gym teacher.
WOULD YOU MANAGE 70 CHILDREN AND A 15-TON VEHICLE FOR $18 AN HOUR?MAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)NOVEMBER 11, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Still, the four-cylinder turbo engine is perky enough, and the standard all-wheel drive came in handy during a few unexpected downpours.
SMART RIDES FOR TRYING TIMESJOE PHILLIPSMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
With everything from bitcoin to IPOs so perky, many have asked whether a financial bubble is underway.
WELCOME TO THE MICROBUBBLE ECONOMYJOHN DETRIXHEMARCH 9, 2021QUARTZ
He was made easy on this point, and, with an increase in our larder, became quite perky.
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Don't you get too perky, young feller, or I'll hang your shirt on the fence before the day's done.
CORPORAL CAMERONRALPH CONNOR
A narrow ribbon of velvet is very pretty twisted over a wire and two perky loops and ends made.
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Perhaps the most attractive of small foreign birds is the avadavat, a tiny, perky little soldier.
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But he was down for lunch and conducting for a glee-party in the drawing-room afterwards, as perky and active as a professional.
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