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  • n  inappropriate playfulness
  • n  quality of being lively and confident
    there was a pertness about her that attracted him

  • Plotless but pretty, the work does show off the almost Bolshoi-like muscularity of the Stuttgart's unusually strong male corps and the gamine pertness of lithe Birgit Keil.
  • The sassy pertness that marks the style of many young, contemporary female vocalists has obviously impressed Seiko Matsuda, 21.
  • Campus bred, the show has much more pertness than polish; it tends to slouch around with its socks hanging down, and it has the amateur's faith in the pen to the exclusion of .

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