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feisty

adjective \ˈfī-stē\

: not afraid to fight or argue : very lively and aggressive

feist·i·erfeist·i·est

Full Definition of FEISTY

1
chiefly Southern & Midland
a :  full of nervous energy :  fidgety
b :  touchy, quarrelsome
c :  exuberantly frisky
2
:  having or showing a lively aggressiveness :  spunky <the movie's feisty heroine>
feist·i·ness noun

Examples of FEISTY

  1. The novel features a feisty heroine.
  2. Even her opponents admire her feisty spirit.
  3. I was —feisty, because people misinterpret what country music is, just like they think Southerners are a bunch of hicks. —Wynonna Judd, quoted in Rolling Stone, 8-22 July 1993

Origin of FEISTY

(see feist)
First Known Use: 1896

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