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Synonyms for spicy
ˈspaɪ si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zesty(adj)

    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, spicy(adj)

    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, spicy(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. spicy(adjective)

    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

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. spicy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    aromatic, fragrant

  2. spicy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pungent, sharp, piquant, pointed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spicy(a)

    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. 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.

  2. Leslie Neslage:

    We know guests are looking to add more variety to their meals, especially after a year where new food experiences were limited, the Grilled Spicy Deluxe offers the spicy flavors our guests have come to know and love, now available in a grilled option.

  3. Dutch Ruppersberger:

    People ask me all the time, 'What keeps you up at night?' And I say, 'Spicy Mexican food, weapons of mass destruction, and cyber attacks

  4. Marta Becker:

    Some sensations of our food — spicy hot pepper, mintiness — are things we experience with the hot and cold sensors of our mouth, you can get the acid, heat, even saltiness, but not the layers of things like cilantro and chipotle.

  5. Alex Woo:

    The version [in the United States] tends to be a lot less spicy and sweeter. it's just the American take on ethnic food.


Translations for spicy

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  • حريف, حارArabic
  • ostrýCzech
  • würzig, pikant, scharf, gewürztGerman
  • ζωηρός, πικάντικος, τολμηρός, αψύς, καρυκευμένος, καυτόςGreek
  • picante, sazonado, aliñado, aromático, condimentadoSpanish
  • تندPersian
  • maustettu, mausteinen, pisteliäs, pornahtava, pistäväFinnish
  • épicé, piquantFrench
  • तीखा, मसालेदारHindi
  • fűszeres, zamatos, pikáns, borsosHungarian
  • pedasIndonesian
  • piccanteItalian
  • とげのある, スパイシー, 辛い, 刺激的, 辛口のJapanese
  • រសជាតិហិរ, ហឹរKhmer
  • 맵다, 매운, 짜릿한Korean
  • acutus, CONDITUSLatin
  • ເຜັດLao
  • пикантен, зачинет, лутMacedonian
  • pedasMalay
  • pikant, gekruid, kruidigDutch
  • krydretNorwegian
  • picante, condimentado, apimentado, temperadoPortuguese
  • пряный, острый, пикантный, энергичный, неприличный, живойRussian
  • stark, kryddstark, pikant, skarp, kryddigSwedish
  • காரமானTamil
  • เผ็ด, รสเผ็ดThai
  • çeşniliTurkish
  • ПрянийUkrainian
  • gia vị, cayVietnamese
  • בשׂימעדיקYiddish
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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pettish
    • B. plaguey
    • C. agreeable
    • D. pestilent

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