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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. impudent, saucy, flippant, fresh, flip, sassy (inf.); forward, bold, perky. See discourtesy, insolence.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. bold, daring, saucy; see rude 2 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
impudent, forward, bold, insolent, saucy, fresh, brazen, cheeky, nervy.
ANT.: polite, shy, deferential
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits: animated, bouncy, chipper, dashing, high-spirited, lively, spirited, vivacious. Informal: peppy. Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life. See ACTION. 2. Disrespectful and rude: assuming, assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, impudent, insolent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart. Informal: brassy, flip, fresh, smart-alecky, snippety, snippy, uppish, uppity. Slang: wise1. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY.

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