Definition of sauciness:
presumption, attitude, pertness, courtesy, intrusiveness, forwardness, brass, gall, freshness, overconfidence, archness, officiousness, cheekiness, disrespect, pushiness, sassiness, impertinence, chutzpah, assurance, perkiness, buoyancy, familiarity, face, impudency, nerve, assumption, nerviness, impudence, uppishness, sauce, crust, incivility, audaciousness, uppityness, cheek.
God guide thee, Sancho, and govern thee in thy government, and deliver me from the misgiving I have that thou wilt turn the whole island upside down, a thing I might easily prevent by explaining to the duke what thou art and telling him that all that fat little person of thine is nothing else but a sack full of proverbs and sauciness."- "The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
Seated upon the piano- stool was a young- lady of at most eighteen years: her face, had it not been for its expression of exuberant drollery and malicious fun, would have been downright beautiful; her eyes, of the deepest blue, and shaded by long lashes, instead of indulging the character of pensive and thoughtful beauty for which Nature destined them, sparkled with a most animated brightness; her nose, which, rather short, was still beautifully proportioned, gave, with her well- curled upper lip, a look of sauciness to the features quite bewitching; her hair- that brilliant auburn we see in a Carlo Dolci- fell in wild and massive curls upon her shoulders.- "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
It was a pleasant face that gazed into hers, not exactly beautiful, but with a charm that eclipsed all mere ordinary prettiness; the sparkling gray eyes were dark- fringed, the cheeks were like wild roses under their freckles, the tip- tilted little nose held an element of audacious sauciness, and dimples lay at the corners of the wide, smiling mouth.- "The Jolliest School of All", Angela Brazil.