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saucy

sau·cy

saucy

pronunciation:
saw si
part of speech: adjective
inflections: saucier, sauciest
definition 1: impudent or disrespectful; insolent.
If it hadn't been for the saucy expression on the student's face, the teacher might have believed her story.You'd better not speak to me in that saucy manner, young man!
synonyms:
cheeky, disrespectful, flip, flippant, impertinent, impudent, pert, sassy, wise
antonyms:
deferential
similar words:
bold, brash, brazen, discourteous, forward, fresh, impolite, insolent, naughty, nervy, rude
definition 2: bold or impertinent in a way that charms or amuses.
His new play is full of saucy humor.He couldn't resist flirting with that saucy waitress.
synonyms:
jaunty, lively, pert
similar words:
bold, buoyant, high-spirited, light, spirited
definition 3: bold in style.
She wore a saucy red dress to the party.
similar words:
dashing, eye-catching, jaunty
derivations: saucily (adv.), sauciness (n.)