Difference between spring and spiffy




  1. spring back; spring away from an impact
  2. move forward by leaps and bounds
  3. develop suddenly
  4. produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
  5. develop into a distinctive entity


  1. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
  2. a natural flow of ground water
  3. a point at which water issues forth
  4. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  5. the season of growth
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Frogs and newts have already been attracted to three new natural spring ponds at Abbey Meads School.

And, yes, the otherwise companionless apartment smelled like love for a few weeks each spring.

Yea, we see in that wailing infant of a week, the outspringing of an immortal spirit which may soon hover on cherub-pinion around the throne of God, or perhaps, in a few years, sink to the regions of untold anguish.

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  1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners


Nate was chosen to go because he had a spiffy new bike.

The moment they entered the restaurant in their spiffy new outfits, Evelyn regretted coming here.

The sextet devoted way too much ribaldry to speech impediments and Jesus' termagant mum, and the film-making craft, which I'd remembered as spiffy, now looked slack.

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