piquant

Definitions:

  • Pleasantly pungent or tart in taste; spicy.
  • Appealingly provocative; charming.
  • Causing hurt feelings; stinging.
  • Of an agreeable pungency or sharpness of taste or flavor; sharp; stinging; biting: as, sauce <em>piquant.</em>
  • Of a smart, lively, racy, or sparkling nature; keenly interesting, or fitted to produce a sudden or keen interest; “taking”: as, a <em>piquant</em> anecdote: a <em>piquant</em> manner; a <em>piquant</em> style of female beauty; a <em>piquant</em> hat.
  • That pierces or wounds, or is fitted to pierce or wound; stinging; sharp or cutting to the feelings; biting; keen; pungent; severe.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Poignant</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="pungent">pungent</internalXref>.
  • Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent.
  • <xref>Engaging</xref>; <xref>charming</xref>.
  • Favorably <xref>stimulating</xref> to the <xref>palate</xref>; pleasantly <xref>spicy</xref>; stimulating.
  • Causing hurt feelings; <xref>scathing</xref>.
  • having an agreeably pungent taste
  • attracting or delighting
  • engagingly stimulating or provocative
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