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pertness

Definitions of pertness
  1. noun
    quality of being lively and confident
    “there was a pertness about her that attracted him”
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    type of:
    life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness
    animation and energy in action or expression
  2. noun
    inappropriate playfulness
    synonyms: archness, impertinence, perkiness, sauciness
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    type of:
    fun, playfulness
    a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
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