spunkiness


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spunk·y

 (spŭng′kē)
adj. spunk·i·er, spunk·i·est Informal
Spirited; plucky.

spunk′i·ly adv.
spunk′i·ness n.

spunkiness

(ˈspʌŋkɪnɪs)
n
1. the quality of being spirited and courageous
2. slang Austral sexual attractiveness
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spunkiness

noun
Informal. The quality of mind enabling one to face danger or hardship resolutely:
Informal: spunk.
Slang: gut (used in plural), gutsiness, moxie.
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On the positive side, though, Anna proves a striking listener, and Sammy O'Neil caught her spunkiness and sharp attentiveness.
She has a very feminine, voluptuous quality," says Madden, "but there's also this spunkiness.
Given her geeky exterior, Garofalo has the look of Scooby-Doo's Velma, the neuroticism of Woody Allen and the spunkiness of Princess Leia.
team who is celebrating 25 years is a woman, a woman with expertise, a strong work ethic, perseverance, and just the right amount of spunkiness.
You get the spunkiness of an Alpine with the kind-hearted, heavy milk production of a Saanen.
I've written previously about naming my current Irish setter Mattie after the young heroine of True Grit, noting that she lives up to the character's willful spunkiness .
Turning 18, Jane goes to work as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender) where her plain-speaking ways and general spunkiness turn the class system on its head and the lord of the manor into a lovelorn idiot.