Synonyms of spark in English:


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1‘a spark of light’

flash, flicker, flare, glint, twinkle, scintillation, streak, spot, pinprick

2‘there was not a spark of truth in what he said’

particle, iota, jot, whit, glimmer, flicker, atom, speck, bit, trace, vestige, ounce, shred, crumb, morsel, fragment, grain, drop, spot, mite, tittle, jot or tittle, modicum, hint, touch, suggestion, whisper, suspicion, scintilla
informal smidgen, smidge, tad
Irish informal stim
archaic scantling, scruple

3‘we like to get new members for the group as it gives us more spark’

liveliness, animation, life, bounce, sparkle, effervescence, fizz, verve, spirit, pep, spiritedness, ebullience, high spirits, enthusiasm, initiative, vitality, vivacity, fire, dash, go, panache, elan, snap, zest, zeal, exuberance
vigour, energy, gusto, drive, push, brio, dynamism
informal feistiness, get-up-and-go, gumption, oomph, pizzazz, vim, zing, zip


1‘the collapse of the trial sparked a furious row last night’

give rise to, cause, lead to, set in motion, occasion, bring about, bring on, begin, start, initiate, precipitate, prompt, trigger, trigger off, set off, touch off, provoke, incite, stimulate, stir up

bring to an end