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1Courageous and determined.‘a spunky performance’
brave, fearless, courageous, valorous, plucky, intrepid, heroic, stout-hearted, lionhearted, manly, manful, bold, daring, audacious, gallant, confident, spirited, stout, undaunted, dauntless, doughty, mettlesome, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblenching, unabashed, undismayedView synonyms
- ‘But he can't help getting attracted to her - she's pretty, spunky, and somehow vulnerable…’
- ‘Obviously you were a headstrong, determined, and… really spunky woman.’
- ‘So Hill did what any gutsy, spunky assertive women would do in her situation.’
- ‘She plays Jade, a spunky 20-year-old scraping by as a freelance photographer.’
- ‘The old, spunky Madeline was gone and in her place was the submissive shadow of her former self.’
- ‘I saw your ad in the paper and thought you sounded like a pretty spunky gal.’
- ‘Father did like spunky women, especially if they were panting to take orders from him.’
- ‘Laura said it's the perfect home for her and her husband, Darren, and their spunky 8-year old daughter, Sarah.’
- ‘I couldn't believe how spunky this little old woman was.’
- ‘They are all pretty stock anime types: the spunky outsider, the brilliant and egotistical warrior, the brooding and sinister leader, the ditzy girl, the mentor, and so on.’
- ‘She's a spunky lass but he quickly becomes madly mistrustful and jealous, believing that Emily's friendship with her godfather Colonel Osbourne is a full-blown affair.’
- ‘The Westie's natural good looks and spunky attitude quickly made it a favorite in the American show ring and as a household companion.’
- ‘I smiled, she was a spunky girl and attractive at that.’
- ‘Sigourney Weaver heads the cast as the unscrupulous warden, while Jon Voight hams it up no end as her second-in-command, but it's newcomer Shia LaBeouf who stands out as the spunky victim of a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘The spunky teen went on to pursue a PhD in neuroscience.’
- ‘Personality-wise, she's the cute, spunky one.’
- ‘The Australian Chamber Orchestra is now 28 years old, but under spunky young director/violinist Richard Tongetti, looks and talent have combined to make it one of the world's great ensembles.’
- ‘Although Mrs. Bellmont's brutal treatment cannot break the spunky girl's spirit, it does ruin her health.’
- ‘I really adored Ella because she's so spunky and free-spirited.’
- ‘At 52, Moore is still a spry, spunky performer giving all manner of well-rehearsed guitar hero poses.’
2Australian Sexually attractive.‘a top chick with a spunky boyfriend’
attractive, pretty, handsome, good-looking, nice-looking, pleasing, alluring, prepossessing, as pretty as a pictureView synonyms
- ‘The dazzling ladies and spunky blokes were a great hit with the crowd.’
- ‘Gynaecologists in Sydney have been known to leave their wives for younger, spunkier patients.’
- ‘Me and a friend were kind of flirting with a group of guys from across the room… very spunky guys.’
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