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spicy

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spic=y

CIDE DICTIONARY

spicya. [From Spice.].
  •  Flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant; aromatic; as, spicy breezes.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Producing, or abounding with, spices.  [1913 Webster]
    "In hot Ceylon spicy forests grew."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.: Piquant; racy; as, a spicy debate.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Aromatic; fragrant; smart; pungent; pointed; keen. See Racy.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

spicy, adj. (spicier, spiciest)
1 of, flavoured with, or fragrant with spice.
2 piquant, pungent; sensational or improper (a spicy story).

Derivative
spicily adv. spiciness n.

THESAURUS

spicy

ambrosial, aromatic, balmy, bawdy, biting, blue, brisk, broad, burning, curried, essenced, exciting, fiery, flavorful, flavorsome, flowery, fragrant, fruity, full-bodied, high-seasoned, high-spirited, hot, hot as pepper, improper, incense-breathing, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, interesting, intimate, inviting, juicy, lively, musky, nippy, notorious, odorate, odoriferous, odorous, off color, off-color, offensive, outrageous, peppery, perfumed, perfumy, piquant, poignant, provocative, provoking, pungent, purple, racy, readable, redolent, revealing, revelatory, ribald, rich, risky, risque, salty, savory, scabrous, scandalous, scented, seasoned, sensational, sexy, shady, sharp, snappy, sophisticated, spiced, spirited, stimulating, succulent, suggestive, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, tangy, tantalizing, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, thuriferous, tickling, titillating, unseemly, wicked, with a kick, zestful, zesty, zippy

ROGET THESAURUS

spicy

Excitation

N excitation of feeling, mental excitement, suscitation, galvanism, stimulation, piquance, piquancy, provocation, inspiration, calling forth, infection, animation, agitation, perturbation, subjugation, fascination, intoxication, enravishment, entrancement, pressure, tension, high pressure, unction, impressiveness, trail of temper, casus belli, irritation, passion, thrill, repression of feeling, sensationalism, yellow journalism, excited, wrought up, up the qui vive, astir, sparkling, in a quiver, in a fever, in a ferment, in a blaze, in a state of excitement, in hysterics, black in the face, overwrought, tense, taught, on a razor's edge, hot, red-hot, flushed, feverish, all of a twitter, in a pucker, with quivering lips, with tears in one's eyes, flaming, boiling over, ebullient, seething, foaming at the mouth, fuming, raging, carried away by passion, wild, raving, frantic, mad, distracted, beside oneself, out of one's wits, ready to burst, bouleverse, demoniacal, lost, eperdu, tempest-tossed, haggard, ready to sink, stung to the quick, up, on one's high ropes, exciting, absorbing, riveting, distracting, impressive, warm, glowing, fervid, swelling, imposing, spirit-stirring, thrilling, high-wrought, soul-stirring, soul-subduing, heart-stirring, heart- swelling, heart-thrilling, agonizing, telling, sensational, hysterical, overpowering, overwhelming, more than flesh and blood can bear, yellow, piquant, spicy, appetizing, provocative, provoquant, tantalizing, eager to go, anxious to go, chafing at the bit, till one is black in the face, the heart beating high, the heart going pitapat, the heart leaping into one's mouth, the blood being up, the blood boiling in one's veins, the eye glistening, the eyes in a fine frenzy rolling, the head turned, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Pungency

N pungency, piquance, piquancy, poignancy haut-gout, strong taste, twang, race, sharpness, acrimony, roughness, unsavoriness, mustard, cayenne, caviare, seasoning, niter, saltpeter, brine (saltiness), carbonate of ammonia, sal ammoniac, sal volatile, smelling salts, hartshorn (acridity), dram, cordial, nip, nicotine, tobacco, snuff, quid, smoke, segar, cigar, cigarette, weed, fragrant weed, Indian weed, Cavendish, fid, negro head, old soldier, rappee, stogy, pungent, strong, high-, full-flavored, high-tasted, high-seasoned, gamy, sharp, stinging, rough, piquant, racy, biting, mordant, spicy, seasoned, hot, hot as pepper, peppery, vellicating, escharotic, meracious, acrid, acrimonious, bitter, rough, unsavory.

Fragrance

N fragrance, aroma, redolence, perfume, bouquet, essence, scent, sweet smell, aromatic perfume, agalloch, agallochium, aloes wood, bay rum, calambac, calambour, champak, horehound, lign-aloes, marrubium, mint, muskrat, napha water, olibanum, spirit of myrcia, essential oil, incense, musk, frankincense, pastil, pastille, myrrh, perfumes of Arabia, otto, ottar, attar, bergamot, balm, civet, potpourri, pulvil, nosegay, scentbag, sachet, smelling bottle, vinaigrette, eau de Cologne, toilet water, lotion, after-shave lotion, thurification, perfumer, eucalyptus oil, pinene, fragrant, aromatic, redolent, spicy, savory, balmy, scented, sweet-smelling, sweet-scented, perfumed, perfumatory, thuriferous, fragrant as a rose, muscadine, ambrosial.


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