Definition of Cheekiness

1. Noun. The trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties.

Exact synonyms: Crust, Freshness, Gall, Impertinence, Impudence, Insolence
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Rudeness
Specialized synonyms: Chutzpa, Chutzpah, Hutzpah
Derivative terms: Cheeky, Crusty, Fresh, Impertinent, Impudent, Insolent, Insolent



Definition of Cheekiness

1. Noun. The state of being cheeky ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheekiness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheekiness

cheek pouch
cheek pouches
cheek retractor
cheek retractors
cheek tooth
cheekbone
cheekboned
cheekbones
cheeke
cheeked
cheekful
cheekfuls
cheekier
cheekiest
cheekily
cheekiness (current term)
cheekinesses
cheeking
cheekless
cheekpiece
cheekpieces
cheeks
cheeky
cheeky monkey
cheep
cheeped
cheeper
cheepers
cheeping
cheeps

Literary usage of Cheekiness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"cheekiness, subs, (colloquial).— Impudence ; effrontery ; cool audacity. ... They were beat . . . by their slow, loggy stroke, and by their cheekiness. ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1895)
"... after two or three years of military subordination and discipline, is of a commendable character, and is not liable to degenerate into " cheekiness. ..."

3. Richard Strauss by Ernest Newman (1921)
"confident little melody, that reminds one of the " cheekiness " of some healthy and irrepressible urchin, there is unexpected energy. ..."

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