What is another word for cheekily?

50 synonyms found


[ t͡ʃˈiːkɪlɪ], [ t‍ʃˈiːkɪlɪ], [ tʃ_ˈiː_k_ɪ_l_ɪ]

Cheekily is an adverb that describes something done in a playful but slightly bold or impudent way. Some synonyms for this word include impishly, saucily, boldly, impertinently, impudently, roguishly, flippantly, brazenly, insolently, audaciously, irreverently, teasingly, playfully, gamely and jocularly. Each of these words conveys a slightly different shade of meaning, but all refer to behavior or words that are slightly daring or mischievous. Cheekily is often used to describe someone who is being playful but also being a little bit rude or pushy, acting in a familiar or impudent way that is not entirely acceptable.

How to use "Cheekily" in context?

When we think of cheekily, we may think of a person who is up to something sneaky. However, in the context of language, cheekily is a word that is used to describe someone who is cheerful, optimistic, and unpretentious. This word can often be used in lighthearted ways, in order to convey that the speaker is not taking things too seriously. For example, you might say to a friend that you are feeling cheeky after being rejected by someone you were attracted to, in order to convey that you are not taking the rejection too seriously.

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