Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spanking

1 sense of spanking

Sense 1
spanking -- (the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking")
       => discipline, correction -- (the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spank

1 sense of spank

Sense 1
spank, paddle, larrup -- (give a spanking to; subject to a spanking)
       => beat, beat up, work over -- (give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students")

Antonyms of adj spanking

1 sense of spanking

Sense 1
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy -- (quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze")

INDIRECT (VIA energetic) -> lethargic, unenrgetic -- (deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights")

Similarity of adj spanking

1 sense of spanking

Sense 1
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy -- (quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze")
       => energetic (vs. lethargic) -- (possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction")

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