Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Perky or airy manner or quality; a pert or jaunty air.
- n. The condition of being perky
- n. inappropriate playfulness
- n. cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
- perky + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Keep in mind that "perkiness", while needed in the retail business, is not a skill.”
“That is exactly the kind of perkiness I appreciate in a cheerleader.”
“She didn't show any emotions last night, just that fake smile and "perkiness".”
“He seemed far too reserved and he allowed Sarah Palin's "perkiness" to upstage him.”
“Sandra bounced inside with her usual degree of perkiness.”
“But more, he sensed he was in a home, and he showed his perkiness and happiness to be "home".”
“Some were accompanied by pictures of panic, perkiness, or pathos as the situation indicated.”
“Nursing for 2 years, even very carefully, does suck the perkiness right out of boobs.”
“And we went from that one sort of set of industrial instructions to this whole culture of perkiness.”
“Having survived the perkiness of Birmingham's start, Sunderland had a shot cleared off the line after 15 minutes and soon settled on the ball.”
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