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ADJECTIVE (2)

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

2. improperly forward or bold;
- Example: "don't be fresh with me"
- Example: "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"
- Example: "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"
- Example: "Don't get wise with me!"
[syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Saucy \Sau"cy\, a. [Compar. Saucier; superl. Sauciest.] [From Sauce.] 1. Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent; as, a saucy fellow. [1913 Webster] Am I not protector, saucy priest? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent; as, a saucy eye; saucy looks. [1913 Webster] We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Impudent; insolent; impertinent; rude. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

saucy adj 1: characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality; "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner" [syn: impertinent, irreverent, pert, saucy] 2: improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!" [syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "saucy": arch, arrogant, audacious, bantam, biggety, bluff, bold, brash, brassy, brazen, bumptious, challenging, cheeky, chutzpadik, cocky, combative, contemptuous, contumelious, crusty, daring, defiant, defying, derisive, disdainful, disregardful, disrespectful, facy, flip, flippant, fresh, frivolous, gally, gratuitous, greatly daring, impertinent, impudent, insolent, intrusive, light-minded, malapert, meddlesome, nervy, obtrusive, pert, procacious, regardless of consequences, rude, sassy, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, uncalled-for, volatile, wise, wise-ass