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Synonyms for spunk
spʌŋkspunk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kindling, tinder, touchwood, spunk, punknoun

    material for starting a fire

    Synonyms:
    hoodlum, firing, goon, lighting, tinder, hood, mettle, ignition, strong-armer, heart, toughie, tough, punk rock, kindling, inflammation, punk, thug, punk rocker, nerve, touchwood

  2. heart, mettle, nerve, spunknoun

    the courage to carry on

    "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"

    Synonyms:
    affection, affectionateness, substance, brass, punk, philia, nervus, meat, tinder, centre, cheek, center, tenderness, kindling, core, marrow, sum, nerve, ticker, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, gist, warmness, inwardness, pith, heart, bosom, pump, essence, face, mettle, warmheartedness, heart and soul, touchwood, fondness, boldness, eye, middle

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spunknoun

    Synonyms:
    touchwood

  2. spunknoun

    Synonyms:
    punk, amadou, agaric, german tinder

  3. spunknoun

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] spirit, pluck, mettle, energy, force, courage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spunknoun

    Synonyms:
    touchwood, punk, amadou

  2. spunknoun

    Synonyms:
    spirit, mettle, pluck

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spunk":

    moxie, grit

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How to use spunk in a sentence?

  1. Gretchen Stanton:

    She had charm. She was sweet a little bit of spunk and very open-minded, she always worked hard. She really put her heart into everything she did and was very determined to make people happy.

  2. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers:

    She was 97, but she was not done, she had spunk.

  3. Ryan Kohnke:

    She told them, ‘Just glue me back together,’ it’s kind of a testament to her sassiness, her attitude, her spunk. She is a very adventurous child. For her to crack a joke and have that type of human moment was big. My sister and I both kind of chuckled. We thought that was funny.

  4. Hayden Hatfield Ryals:

    She's a fighter, and she is full of spunk, and she just has the best attitude, and I think everybody could learn something from this 3-year old.


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