perky
[ pur-kee ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early-19th century; English; probably stems from "perk"
Synonyms
adjective
bouncyanimatedbrighthappy
Antonyms
adjective
depressedlethargiclifelessunhappy
Definition
adjectivejaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert
Examples
adjectiveA) Paula was very perky in the early hours of the day because she was a morning person. B) No matter how hard he tried to be perky, he could not help being sad about missing his children.
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