piquant
[ pee-kuhnt ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early 16th century; from the French, literally "stinging, pricking," present participle of piquer
Synonyms
adjective
flavorfulbitingtangyzesty
Antonyms
adjective
blandcleandullflavorless
Definition
adjectiveagreeably pungent or sharp in taste or flavor; pleasantly biting or tart
Examples
adjectiveA) She was hesitant at first, but the delicious dish had the perfect amount of piquant flavors. B) The chef is known for his piquant sauce that complements the meat dish perfectly.
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