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PIQUANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does piquant mean? 

PIQUANT (adjective)
  The adjective PIQUANT has 3 senses:

1. having an agreeably pungent taste
2. engagingly stimulating or provocative
3. attracting or delighting

  Familiarity information: PIQUANT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIQUANT (adjective)


Sense 1piquant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having an agreeably pungent taste

Synonyms:

piquant; spicy; zesty; savory; savoury

Similar:

tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)


Sense 2piquant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engagingly stimulating or provocative

Synonyms:

salty; piquant

Context examples:

a piquant wit / salty language

Similar:

stimulating (rousing or quickening activity or the senses)


Sense 3piquant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attracting or delighting

Synonyms:

engaging; piquant

Context examples:

an engaging frankness / a piquant face with large appealing eyes

Similar:

attractive (pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm)


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