Definition of Pluckiness

1. Noun. The trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury.

Exact synonyms: Gutsiness, Pluck
Generic synonyms: Fearlessness
Antonyms: Gutlessness
Derivative terms: Gutsy, Plucky, Plucky, Plucky



Definition of Pluckiness

1. n. The quality or state of being plucky.

Definition of Pluckiness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being plucky. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pluckiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pluckiness

ployment
ploys
ployurethan
pls
plu
pluck
pluck at
pluck up
pluckable
plucked
plucker
pluckers
pluckier
pluckiest
pluckily
pluckiness (current term)
pluckinesses
plucking
plucking post
plucking posts
pluckings
pluckless
plucks
pluckt
plucky
plucot
plucots
plue
plues
pluferfect tense

Literary usage of Pluckiness

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Courage; SPUNK (qv) : also pluckiness. — GROSE (1785). Hence PLUCKED = valiant : usually with ' good,' ' well,' ' rare,' &c. ; HARD-PLUCKED (see quot. ..."

2. The Wild Tribes of India by Shoshee Chunder Dutt (1882)
"This pluckiness is, in the eyes of Englishmen, their highest virtue, ... But with this pluckiness' were allied a multitude of sins which it was not possible ..."

3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... and after numerous preliminary difficulties, which were encountered and overcome with characteristic patience and pluckiness, and which are described ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1895)
"However, as be was a man of untiring energy and great pluckiness, he made a third fortune before the decade had passed, when he retired from active business ..."

5. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"The lieutenants imprisoned the Rajah in his own fort. It was beautiful, the pluckiness of it, the impudence of it. ..."

6. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1899)
"He was rather small for his age, and by reason of his good nature and pluckiness soon won the affections of both officers and men. ..."

7. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Courage; SPUNK (qv) : also pluckiness. — GROSE (1785). Hence PLUCKED = valiant : usually with ' good,' ' well,' ' rare,' &c. ; HARD-PLUCKED (see quot. ..."

8. The Wild Tribes of India by Shoshee Chunder Dutt (1882)
"This pluckiness is, in the eyes of Englishmen, their highest virtue, ... But with this pluckiness' were allied a multitude of sins which it was not possible ..."

9. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1884)
"... and after numerous preliminary difficulties, which were encountered and overcome with characteristic patience and pluckiness, and which are described ..."

10. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1895)
"However, as be was a man of untiring energy and great pluckiness, he made a third fortune before the decade had passed, when he retired from active business ..."

11. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"The lieutenants imprisoned the Rajah in his own fort. It was beautiful, the pluckiness of it, the impudence of it. ..."

12. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1899)
"He was rather small for his age, and by reason of his good nature and pluckiness soon won the affections of both officers and men. ..."

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