Definitions

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  • n. The quality or state of being feisty

Etymologies

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feisty +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Sex Scene-as-Explanation Award: After The Good Wife's Peter sees his wife challenge a judge in court, he realizes that her feistiness is ... kind of a turn-on.

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  • Although Lonnie claimed to admire her so-called feistiness when it was directed at a sloppy repairman or a short-changing pizza delivery person, he wanted her to be as meek as a geisha girl when dealing with him.

    A Dollar Short

  • Your feistiness has been the talk of the entire village.

    Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

  • It was the same kind of feistiness the Rays displayed in spring training during a dustup with the New York Yankees and a bench-clearing brawl in June on their first visit to Boston to play the Red Sox.

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  • Looking back on his life, Len now saw that more often than not what he actually “had to” do was restrain himself He’d always told himself that his feistiness was his strength, that he needed spunk to survive as a shrimpy kid, to drive himself, to prove himself.

    The Welkening

  • I know we're supposed to find Fi's "feistiness" endearing, but she just keeps giving Michael a hard time at every single turn and it's getting exhausting.

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  • Michigan coach Ronni Bernstein praised Sulahian for her "feistiness" and ability to play tough as the pressure mounted towards the end of the match.

    The Michigan Daily

  • It was the same kind of feistiness the Rays displayed in spring training during a dustup with the

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  • I think it’s a kind of feistiness, perhaps engendered by a sense of inferiority to Manhattan.

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  • Because her sacrifice of herself, her stubbornness and her feistiness, really has to do with protecting her son.

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