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- n. The characteristic of being plucky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being plucky.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being plucky; pluck; courage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
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Through their first 30 games, the Mets had shown a charming pluckiness in going 17-13, one that suggested they were capable of defying the presumption that they would finish in the bottom tier of their division for the second straight season.
More, the charming pluckiness they projected before the All-Star break, when they were challenging for first place in their division, is gone, overshadowed by the alleged transgressions of two superstars.
Other than this quirky pluckiness, Victoria is very likable.
Gumption, pluckiness, and impassiveness were the qualities that helped my parents, part of the generation who lived through World War II, prevail.
Little Orphan Annie bid adieu to newsprint over the summer, after 86 years of blank-eyed pluckiness.
Aside from that, I enjoyed this wholesome tribute to the pluckiness of the American spirit.
But apparently millions of Americans like Palin's underdog feminist saga, and her can-do pluckiness.
This story takes an idea more common to the mystery genre, wherein the story is told through the pov of the lovable feline who pluckiness manages to save the day.
Milljöh, which renders the French word milieu into the Berlin dialect, became a half-mocking, half-affectionate term used all over Germany to convey the desperate pluckiness of Berlin's sprawling slums.
I give this review 2 out of 10 for pluckiness but a complete lack of reading comprehension and thought.