'pɜrtlɪ /'pɜːt- adj. boldly, insolently, in an impudent manner; in an lively manner, in an energetic manner

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  • Pertly — Pert ly, adv. In a pert manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pertly — pert ► ADJECTIVE 1) attractively lively or cheeky. 2) (of a bodily feature or garment) neat and suggestive of jauntiness. DERIVATIVES pertly adverb pertness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «manifest»: from Latin apertus opened …   English terms dictionary

  • pertly — adverb see pert …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pertly — See pert. * * * …   Universalium

  • pertly — adverb In a manner that is lively or high spirited …   Wiktionary

  • pertly — peltry …   Anagrams dictionary

  • pertly — ad. 1. Briskly, smartly, roundly, promptly. 2. Saucily, boldly, impudently, flippantly, impertinently …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pertly — pert·ly …   English syllables

  • pertly — See: pert …   English dictionary

  • pertly — adverb in an impudent or impertinent manner a lean, swarthy fellow was peering through the window, grinning impudently • Syn: ↑impertinently, ↑saucily, ↑freshly, ↑impudently • Derived from adjective: ↑impudent ( …   Useful english dictionary

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