Sparking vs Spanking - What's the difference?

sparking | spanking |


As verbs the difference between sparking and spanking

is that sparking is while spanking is .

As nouns the difference between sparking and spanking

is that sparking is the act of producing a spark while spanking is a form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks.

As an adjective spanking is

fast and energetic.

As an adverb spanking is

an intensifier.

sparking

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of producing a spark.
  • * 2013 , Marcel Theroux, Strange Bodies
  • The tremor in my left hand is like the ominous grating note of a failing engine. I am growing weaker daily. What is this testimony but the collateral sparkings of a dying consciousness?

    spanking

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A form of physical punishment in which a beating is applied to the buttocks.
  • Domestic spanking''' is often endured over the knee (or lap), formal ' spanking rather applied over a contraption such as a tresle or A-frame, with or without constraints
  • An incident of such punishment, or such physical act in a non-punitive context, such as a birthday spanking.
  • * 2001 , John Rosemond, John Rosemond's New Parent Power!?
  • Some people think spankings of any sort constitute child abuse.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Fast and energetic.
  • a spanking pace
  • * (James Joyce)
  • I'd like nothing better this minute, said Mr Browne stoutly, than a rattling fine walk in the country or a fast drive with a good spanking goer between the shafts.
  • (often, nautical) Brisk and fresh.
  • a spanking breeze
  • remarkable of its kind.
  • a spanking good time

    Synonyms

    * striking

    Adverb

    (-)
  • An intensifier.
  • brand spanking new