Feisty - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfaɪsti|  American pronunciation of the word feisty
Brit.  |ˈfʌɪsti|  British pronunciation of the word feisty

adjective

- showing courage(syn: plucky, spunky)

the champion is faced with a feisty challenger

- quick to take offense (syn: huffy, thin-skinned, touchy)

Examples

DiFranco charmed the audience with her feisty spirit.

The novel features a feisty heroine.

Even her opponents admire her feisty spirit.

the champion is faced with a feisty challenger

Her father is a feisty old codger.

...tried various stratagems to get the cat into the carrier, but the feisty feline was wise to them all...

Word forms

adjective
comparative: feistier
superlative: feistiest
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