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piquant

adjective

1 piquant

Having an agreeably pungent taste.

synonyms: savory, savoury, zesty.

Roget 574: vigorous, nervous, powerful, forcible, trenchant, incisive, impressive; sensational.    spirited, lively, glowing, sparkling, racy, bold, ... show more

Roget 821: feeling etc. v.; sentient; sensuous; sensorial, sensory; emotive, emotional; of feeling, with feeling etc. n.. warm, ... show more

Roget 392: pungent, strong; high-, full-flavored; high-tasted, high-seasoned; gamy, sharp, stinging, rough, piquant, racy; biting, mordant; ... show more

Roget 824: excited etc. v.; wrought up, up the qui vive [Fr.], astir, sparkling; in a quiver etc. 821, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, ... show more

Polish: ostry, pieprzny



2 piquant

Engagingly stimulating or provocative:
— A piquant wit.

synonym: salty.

Polish: z pieprzykiem, pikantny, pieprzny

3 piquant

Attracting or delighting:
— A piquant face with large appealing eyes.

synonym: engaging.


Moby thesaurus: acerbic, acid, acrid, agitating, alluring, appealing, appetizing, asperous, astringent, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, biting, bitter, blandishing, breathtaking, cajoling, captivating, catching, caustic ... show more.

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