feisty

Feisty is a word for someone who is touchy or quarrelsome. It can also mean to show and have courage.

If you're huffy or thin-skinned, you're feisty. Feisty people often seem to be itching for a fight. On the other hand, this has a more positive meaning. It may also describe a courageous or spirited person, especially one who is smaller or an underdog. A small boxer knocking out a huge opponent is feisty. Little dogs barking at huge dogs are feisty in both senses: they're being brave, but they're also a little too quick to open their yaps.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: feisty

1
adj
showing courage
2
adj
quick to take offense
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: feisty
1

adj showing courage

“the champion is faced with a feisty challenger”
Synonyms:
plucky, spunky
spirited
displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2

adj quick to take offense

Synonyms:
huffy, thin-skinned, touchy
sensitive
being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
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