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spunky

spunk·y

spunky

 
 
pronunciation:
spuhng ki
part of speech: adjective
inflections: spunkier, spunkiest
definition: courageous, spirited, or determined.
Their little sister was spunky and ready to do anything that her older brothers did.
antonyms:
fearful, funky, reticent, timid
similar words:
mettlesome, plucky
derivations: spunkily (adv.), spunkiness (n.)