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FEISTY (feistier, feistiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does feisty mean? 

FEISTY (adjective)
  The adjective FEISTY has 2 senses:

1. showing courage
2. quick to take offense

  Familiarity information: FEISTY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FEISTY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing courage

Synonyms:

feisty; spunky; plucky

Context example:

the champion is faced with a feisty challenger

Similar:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)


Sense 2feisty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quick to take offense

Synonyms:

huffy; thin-skinned; touchy; feisty

Similar:

sensitive (being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others)


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