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spic·y

spicy

 
pronunciation:
spaI si
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: spicier, spiciest
definition 1: containing strong spices, as food.
She added more pepper to make the dish spicy.Mulled wine is a spicy drink that often includes cinnamon and cloves.
 
synonyms:
hot, peppery, piquant
antonyms:
bland
similar words:
curried, fiery, nippy, pungent, seasoned, sharp
definition 2: having a pungent flavor or smell.
Jalapenos are very spicy peppers.The spicy plants in our garden help keep pests away.
synonyms:
piquant, pungent, sharp
antonyms:
bland, mild
similar words:
acid, biting, fiery, hot, peppery, tart
definition 3: mildly scandalous or naughty.
He told some spicy anecdotes at the party.
synonyms:
naughty, racy, risqué
similar words:
bawdy, improper, indecent, off-color, ribald, salty
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derivations: spicily (adv.), spiciness (n.)