Pluckier
Plucky Pluck"y, a. [Compar. {Pluckier}; superl. {Pluckiest}.] Having pluck or courage; characterized by pluck; displaying pluck; courageous; spirited; as, a plucky race. [1913 Webster]

If you're plucky, and not over subject to fright. --Barham. [1913 Webster]


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  • pluckier — pluck·y || plÊŒkɪ adj. brave, courageous, spirited; bold, daring, resolute …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pluckiest — Plucky Pluck y, a. [Compar. {Pluckier}; superl. {Pluckiest}.] Having pluck or courage; characterized by pluck; displaying pluck; courageous; spirited; as, a plucky race. [1913 Webster] If you re plucky, and not over subject to fright. Barham.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plucky — Pluck y, a. [Compar. {Pluckier}; superl. {Pluckiest}.] Having pluck or courage; characterized by pluck; displaying pluck; courageous; spirited; as, a plucky race. [1913 Webster] If you re plucky, and not over subject to fright. Barham. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plucky — adjective (pluckier; est) Date: 1840 spirited, brave • pluckily adverb • pluckiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plucky — pluckily, adv. pluckiness, n. /pluk ee/, adj., pluckier, pluckiest. having or showing pluck or courage; brave: The drowning swimmer was rescued by a plucky schoolboy. [1820 30; PLUCK + Y1] Syn. courageous, determined; cheerful; spunky, spirited.… …   Universalium

  • plucky — adjective (pluckier, pluckiest) determined and courageous in the face of difficulties. Derivatives pluckily adverb pluckiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • plucky — adjective pluckier, pluckiest informal brave and determined: It took guts to stand up to those bullies she s a plucky kid. pluckily adverb pluckiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plucky — UK [ˈplʌkɪ] / US adjective Word forms plucky : adjective plucky comparative pluckier superlative pluckiest brave and determined, especially when success is unlikely a plucky boy/attempt Derived words: pluckily adverb pluckiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • plucky — /ˈplʌki / (say plukee) adjective (pluckier, pluckiest) having or showing pluck or courage; brave. –pluckily, adverb –pluckiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • pluckily — plucky ► ADJECTIVE (pluckier, pluckiest) ▪ determined and courageous in the face of difficulties. DERIVATIVES pluckily adverb pluckiness noun …   English terms dictionary

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