What are some opposite words for cheeky?

Antonyms for cheeky
ˈtʃi ki

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term cheeky.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brash, cheeky, nervy(adj)

    offensively bold

    "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say"

    Antonyms:
    backward

    Synonyms:
    brash, jumpy, highly strung, nervy, uptight, high-strung, restive, jittery, edgy, overstrung

Wiktionary

  1. cheeky(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    insolent, saucy

  2. cheeky(adjective)

    Impudent; impertinent.

    Synonyms:
    saucy, insolent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cheeky(a)

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) audacious, bold, impudent, presumptuous, unabashed

How to use cheeky in a sentence?

  1. Germaine Greer:

    Maybe I couldn't make it. Maybe I don't have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice. Maybe I don't know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I'm sick of the masquerade. I'm sick of pretending eternal youth. I'm sick of belying my own intelligence, my own will, my own sex. I'm sick of peering at the world through false eyelashes, so everything I see is mixed with a shadow of bought hairs; I'm sick of weighting my head with a dead mane, unable to move my neck freely, terrified of rain, of wind, of dancing too vigorously in case I sweat into my lacquered curls. I'm sick of the Powder Room. I'm sick of pretending that some fatuous male's self-important pronouncements are the objects of my undivided attention, I'm sick of going to films and plays when someone else wants to, and sick of having no opinions of my own about either. I'm sick of being a transvestite. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate.

  2. Neil Meron:

    It really is celebratory about movies and yet it's kind of cheeky in a way, but yet it has a beautiful musical motif which... we integrate throughout the show as kind of a call-back theme.

  3. Anna Amimour:

    He was a nice person, a sensitive person, a bit shy but somebody you can rely on. He was generous, someone who loved to laugh and joke, a cheeky little boy.

  4. Julie Cole:

    If your kid is a strong, independent older teen who does not get swayed by peers, chances are they are going to respect the family home, and it won't get destroyed in a house party, if your teenager has friends who are a bit on the cheeky side, and your child seems to be a bit of a follower, I would be reluctant to leave them alone.

How to pronounce cheeky?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say cheeky in sign language?

  1. cheeky

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