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