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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality;
- Example: "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
[syn: impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pert \Pert\, v. i. To behave with pertness. [Obs.] --Gauden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pert \Pert\, a. [An aphetic form of OE. & OF. apert open, known, true, free, or impudent. See Apert.] 1. Open; evident; apert. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. Lively; brisk; sprightly; smart. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent. "A very pert manner." --Addison. [1913 Webster] The squirrel, flippant, pert, and full of play. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pert adj 1: characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" [syn: impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "pert": active, activist, activistic, aggressively self-confident, alert, alive, animate, animated, arch, arrogant, audacious, bantam, biggety, bluff, bold, bouncing, bouncy, brash, brassy, brazen, breezy, bright, brisk, bubbly, bumptious, challenging, cheeky, cheerful, chesty, chipper, chirk, chirpy, chirrupy, chutzpadik, cocky, conceited, contemptuous, crusty, daring, defiant, defying, derisive, disdainful, disregardful, disrespectful, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, enthusiastic, facy, flip, flippant, forward, fresh, frisky, full of go, full of life, full of pep, gally, gay, gratuitous, greatly daring, ill-mannered, immodest, impertinent, impolite, impudent, insolent, jaunty, jolly, keen, know-it-all, live, lively, malapert, mercurial, militant, nervy, nimble, obtrusive, out of line, overwise, peacockish, peacocky, peart, peppy, perk, perky, presumptuous, puffed up, quicksilver, regardless of consequences, rude, sassy, saucy, self-conceited, self-opinionated, smacking, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, snappy, spanking, spirited, sprightly, spry, stuck-up, swelled-headed, uncalled-for, uncivil, unmannerly, vivacious, wise-ass, zingy
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

PERT Program Evaluation / Evolution and Review Technique
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Program Evaluation and Review Technique PERT (PERT) A method used to size a software product and calculate the Standard Deviation (SD) for risk assessment. The PERT equation (beta distribution) estimates the Equivalent Delivered Source Instructions (EDSIs) and the SD based on the analyst's estimates of the lowest possible size, the most likely size, and the highest possible size of each computer program component (CPC). (1996-05-29)