pertness

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EtymologyEdit

From pert +‎ -ness.

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NounEdit

pertness (countable and uncountable, plural pertnesses)

  1. The quality of being pert; cheekiness, impudence.
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1021:
      He was completely bald and had a heavy, Chinese-looking countenance which contained, deeply embedded, two eyes of penetration and pertness, always twinkling on the edge of laughter.

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