full of animation, energy, or courage; spirited; spunky; plucky: The champion is faced with a feisty challenger.
troublesome; difficult: feisty legal problems.
- feist·i·ly, adverb
- feist·i·ness, noun
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How to use feisty in a sentence
Avdija grew up playing soccer before committing to basketball full time, and though he credits his parents with his feisty personality, his father was never his coach.How did Deni Avdija catch the eye of Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard? It started with his name. | Ava Wallace | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
By leading the Lakers to victory against the feisty Miami Heat—the team with which he won his first two rings—James completed his mission to restore the storied franchise to its past glory.
She’s fun, she’s feisty, and “Part of Your World” is about when you really want to sit with the girls in your class at lunch but they won’t let you.
If only Huntsman had shown some of that feistiness on stage.
Does Mitt Romney have Chris Christie to thank for his feistiness?
British Dictionary definitions for feisty
lively, resilient, and self-reliant
US and Canadian frisky
US and Canadian irritable
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