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Synonyms for piquant
ˈpi kənt, -kɑnt, piˈkɑntpi·quant

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. piquant

    Racy applies in the first instance to the pleasing flavor characteristic of certain wines, often attributed to the soil from which they come. Pungent denotes something sharply irritating to the organs of taste or smell, as pepper, vinegar, ammonia; piquant denotes a quality similar in kind to pungent but less in degree, stimulating and agreeable; pungent spices may be deftly compounded into a piquant sauce. As applied to literary products, racy refers to that which has a striking, vigorous, pleasing originality; spicy to that which is stimulating to the mental taste, as spice is to the physical; piquant and pungent in their figurative use keep very close to their literal sense.

    Synonyms:
    flavorous, forcible, lively, pungent, racy, rich, spicy, spirited

    Antonyms:
    cold, dull, flat, flavorless, insipid, prosy, stale, stupid, tasteless, vapid

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. piquant

    Synonyms:
    pungent, sharp, lively, racy, severe, biting, cutting, smart, stimulating, keen, stinging, tart

    Antonyms:
    tame, dull, flat, characterless, insipid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zestyadjective

    having an agreeably pungent taste

    Synonyms:
    hot, naughty, salty, spicy, gamy, mouth-watering, juicy, yeasty, blue, racy, risque, engaging, savoury, gamey, savory, zestful, barmy, zesty

    Antonyms:
    unstimulating, unexciting, unattractive, tasteless

  2. piquant, saltyadjective

    engagingly stimulating or provocative

    "a piquant wit"; "salty language"

    Synonyms:
    spicy, engaging, savory, salty, savoury, zesty

    Antonyms:
    tasteless, unstimulating, unattractive, unexciting

  3. engaging, piquantadjective

    attracting or delighting

    "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"

    Synonyms:
    spicy, engaging, savory, salty, savoury, zesty

    Antonyms:
    unexciting, tasteless, unstimulating, unattractive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. piquantnoun

    Synonyms:
    pungent, biting, pricking, stinging, high-flavored, high-seasoned

  2. piquantnoun

    Synonyms:
    sharp, tart, severe, cutting, pointed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. piquantadjective

    Synonyms:
    pungent, spicy, racy, lively

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How to use piquant in a sentence?

  1. James Baldwin:

    Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.

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