Examples of spunky in a Sentence
a spunky determination to make the best of a bad situation
Recent Examples of spunky from the Web
Baker's sleek, daring flapper style (complete with finger waves and dark, dramatic lipstick) was as influential to the 1920s as Madonna's spunky sensibility was to the 1980s.
Short and spunky, with messy blonde hair, Marticek’s no-frills demeanor and Jersey accent stands out in a room full of Texas drawls.
With her red cheeks, flying braids and long dress, barley harvester Pema (played with spunky naturalness by non-pro Tsering Choekyi) seems to have stepped out of the pages of a National Geographic spread.
But that tough, spunky kid who learned the world’s game on fields in the small east Texas town of Nagodoches is still going.
Martha enjoyed life with a great sense of humor and spunky spirit.
Men’s spunk may be getting noticeably less spunky in some high-income countries, according to a meta-analysis of international swimmers.
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.
This spunky Persian mix loves just about everyone, cats included.
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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
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