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PLUCKY (pluckier, pluckiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plucky mean? 

PLUCKY (adjective)
  The adjective PLUCKY has 2 senses:

1. marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited
2. showing courage

  Familiarity information: PLUCKY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLUCKY (adjective)


Sense 1plucky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited

Synonyms:

gutsy; plucky

Context examples:

you have to admire her; it was a gutsy thing to do / the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement / a gutsy red wine


Sense 2plucky [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing courage

Synonyms:

feisty; spunky; plucky

Context example:

the champion is faced with a feisty challenger

Similar:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)


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