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synonyms for pert

  • animated
  • audacious
  • brash
  • brazen
  • breezy
  • bright
  • brisk
  • cheeky
  • dapper
  • daring
  • dashing
  • disrespectful
  • flip
  • flippant
  • forward
  • fresh
  • gay
  • impertinent
  • impudent
  • insolent
  • jaunty
  • keen
  • nervy
  • perky
  • presumptuous
  • sassy
  • saucy
  • smart
  • smart-alecky
  • spirited
  • sprightly
  • vivacious
  • wise
See also synonyms for: pertly / pertness
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antonyms for pert

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  • dull
  • humble
  • lifeless
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How to use pert in a sentence

They were pert and spoiled, untidy and noisy, although handsome and highly bred of feature.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He looked at Mandleco with immense disdain, gave a pert tilt of his head and surveyed the room with a grimace of distaste.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
“It is, young man, and my name is Susan,” was the quick reply; some people might have called it pert.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Hardly had the quarryman pronounced these words when the door flew open, and a young and attractive woman entered with a pert air.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
I'll fix you up for the rest of the day, but won't answer for your feeling pert to-morrow.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Her brown sombrero was tilted, perhaps unintentionally, a little to one side of her rather pert and independently carried head.
THE FLOCKMASTER OF POISON CREEKGEORGE W. OGDEN
He found a good meal awaiting him, and his wife on hand as pert as ever.
FROM FARM TO FORTUNEHORATIO ALGER JR.
Her ton is far better than that of the little pert Miss Amory, who is dancing opposite to her.
A HISTORY OF PENDENNIS, VOLUME 1WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
She swept the floor in my lady's chamber, and took care of the rooms of the two pert misses.
THE BOOK OF FABLES AND FOLK STORIESHORACE E. SCUDDER
I afterwards heard this lady telling Grace that her friend was a very pert young woman.
THE LATE MISS HOLLINGFORDROSA MULHOLLAND
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PERT

  • artful
  • frolicsome
  • mischievous
  • pert
  • playful
  • roguish
  • saucy
  • sly
  • waggish
  • wily
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.