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Synonyms for spicy
ˈspaɪ sispicy

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Wiktionary

  1. spicyadjective

    Piquant; provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar spices.

    This curry is too spicy for me. I can't eat it.

    Synonyms:
    hot

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spicy

    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, piquant, pungent, racy, rich, spirited

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zestyadjective

    having an agreeably pungent taste

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

    Antonyms:
    unsexy, tasteless

  2. hot, spicyadjective

    producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves

    "hot salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot"

    Synonyms:
    raging, hot, naughty, live, red-hot, gamy, juicy, blue, racy, risque, savoury, gamey, piquant, blistering, savory, zesty

    Antonyms:
    unsexy, tasteless

  3. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicyadjective

    suggestive of sexual impropriety

    "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, red-hot, spirited, racy, hot, toothsome, mettlesome, gamy, zesty, bluish, fat, dismal, dark, down in the mouth, gentle, savoury, robust, disconsolate, gloomy, drear, puritanical, low, naughty, profane, spunky, blue, blueish, gamey, luscious, downhearted, lively, juicy, downcast, blasphemous, high, drab, gritty, patrician, rich, blue-blooded, game, savory, full-bodied, aristocratic, blue(a), sorry, aristocratical, puritanic, grim, depressed, dingy, dreary, piquant, risque, low-spirited, voluptuous

    Antonyms:
    tasteless, unsexy

Editors Contribution

  1. tikhat

    tikhat is a marathi word which is meant spiciness

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spicyadjective

    Synonyms:
    aromatic, fragrant

  2. spicyadjective

    Synonyms:
    pungent, sharp, piquant, pointed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spicyadjective

    Synonyms:
    aromatic, fragrant, piquant, pungent, sharp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spicy":

    pungent, mala, spice, chilli, hot

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How to use spicy in a sentence?

  1. Nguyen Thi Huong Anh:

    It's a volcano so the beer has a hot and spicy flavor with a soft and fresh aftertaste.

  2. Bonnie Taub-Dixs:

    I love using canned beans for my spicy dark chocolate chili bowls and my kids love my pumpkin bread with dark chocolate chips and almonds that uses canned pumpkin.

  3. Chef Ana Roš:

    When we were young, we had this fermented cottage cheese with bald potatoes, but it is such a strong spicy taste that it was too strong for the new generation, and the trade died out.

  4. Brianna Jimenez:

    You can't call America Chavez a spicy Latina, she's so strong and she's a bad*ss. She wants to help others and she's doing her own thing.

  5. Chopra Inderjeet Singh:

    Yes, that has been a problem. The Indian workers like spicy food.


Translations for spicy

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  • حريف, حارArabic
  • ostrýCzech
  • gewürzt, scharf, würzig, pikantGerman
  • ζωηρός, καυτός, καρυκευμένος, πικάντικος, αψύς, τολμηρόςGreek
  • aliñado, condimentado, sazonado, aromático, picanteSpanish
  • تندPersian
  • pornahtava, maustettu, mausteinen, pistävä, pisteliäsFinnish
  • piquant, épicéFrench
  • मसालेदार, तीखाHindi
  • zamatos, pikáns, borsos, fűszeresHungarian
  • pedasIndonesian
  • piccanteItalian
  • とげのある, 刺激的, 辛口の, 辛い, スパイシーJapanese
  • រសជាតិហិរ, ហឹរKhmer
  • 짜릿한, 맵다, 매운Korean
  • CONDITUS, acutusLatin
  • ເຜັດLao
  • лут, зачинет, пикантенMacedonian
  • pedasMalay
  • kruidig, pikant, gekruidDutch
  • krydretNorwegian
  • apimentado, condimentado, temperado, picantePortuguese
  • неприличный, пряный, живой, пикантный, острый, энергичныйRussian
  • kryddig, skarp, pikant, kryddstark, starkSwedish
  • காரமானTamil
  • รสเผ็ด, เผ็ดThai
  • çeşniliTurkish
  • ПрянийUkrainian
  • cay, gia vịVietnamese
  • בשׂימעדיקYiddish
  • Chinese

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