Examples of spunky in a Sentence
a spunky determination to make the best of a bad situation
Recent Examples of spunky from the Web
This spunky Persian mix loves just about everyone, cats included.
Laid off from his construction job because of liability issues tied to his knee injury, Jimmy wants just enough money to stay close to his daughter, Sadie (Farrah Mackenzie), a spunky pageant princess with heart.
Men’s spunk may be getting noticeably less spunky in some high-income countries, according to a meta-analysis of international swimmers.
Legally, Hancock and other Spunky sympathizers must leave the hawklet alone.
In Cancún alone, Desire Pearl competes in the clothing-optional category with its spunky sister resort, Desire Riviera Maya, and the anything-goes play palace Temptation.
Marais’ affection and respect for Beauty, her desire to tell a worthy tale, is well balanced with the spunky, resilient Robin.
Their motives are petty: the aging but spunky Litzke wants money for plastic surgery, and her goofball buddy is all too eager to help.
But not spontaneous, not carefree, and certainly not spunky.
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First Known Use of spunky
Synonymsfiery, gingery, high-spirited, mettlesome, peppery, spirited
Antonymshalfhearted, leaden, spiritless
Related Wordsaggressive, ambitious, assertive, high-pressure, in-your-face, militant, pushy; animate, animated, bouncing, bouncy, brisk, energetic, feisty, frisky, jaunty, jazzy, kinetic, peppy, perky, pert, racy, scrappy, snappy, spanking, sparky, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; ardent, fervent, impassioned, passionate; emphatic, obtrusive
Near Antonymsbloodless, boring, dull, lifeless; dead, inanimate, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, limp, listless; inert, lethargic, sleepy, sluggish, tired, torpid; low-pressure, nonassertive, unaggressive, unambitious, unassertive, unenterprising
SPUNKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spunky for English Language Learners
: full of spirit, courage, and determination
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