1. inappropriate playfulness
Syn: ↑impertinence, ↑perkiness, ↑sauciness, ↑archness
Derivationally related forms: ↑saucy (for: ↑sauciness), ↑pert, ↑impertinent (for: ↑impertinence)
Hypernyms: ↑playfulness, ↑fun
2. quality of being lively and confident

there was a pertness about her that attracted him

Derivationally related forms: ↑pert
Hypernyms: ↑liveliness, ↑life, ↑spirit, ↑sprightliness

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