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pi·quant

 (pē′kənt, -känt′, pē-känt′)
adj.
1. Pleasantly pungent or tart in taste; spicy.
2. Appealingly provocative; charming: a piquant wit; a piquant face.
3. Causing hurt feelings; stinging: "people with equally piquant opinions about obesity, appearance and American doublespeak about weight" (Virginia Heffernan).

[French, from Old French, present participle of piquer, to prick; see pique.]

pi′quan·cy, pi′quant·ness n.
pi′quant·ly adv.

piquant

(ˈpiːkənt; -kɑːnt)
adj
1. having an agreeably pungent or tart taste
2. lively or stimulating to the mind
[C16: from French (literally: prickling), from piquer to prick, goad; see pique1]
ˈpiquancy, ˈpiquantness n
ˈpiquantly adv

pi•quant

(ˈpi kənt, -kɑnt, piˈkɑnt)

adj.
1. agreeably pungent or sharp in taste.
2. of an interestingly provocative or lively character: a piquant wit.
3. Archaic. sharp or stinging, esp. to the feelings.
[1645–55; < French: literally, pricking (see pique1, -ant); replacing pickante < Italian piccante]
pi′quan•cy, pi′quant•ness, n.
pi′quant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.piquant - having an agreeably pungent tastepiquant - having an agreeably pungent taste  
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
2.piquant - engagingly stimulating or provocative; "a piquant wit"; "salty language"
stimulating - rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion"
3.piquant - attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

piquant

adjective
1. spicy, biting, sharp, stinging, tart, savoury, pungent, tangy, highly-seasoned, peppery, zesty, with a kick (informal), acerb a mixed salad with a piquant dressing
spicy mild, bland, insipid
2. interesting, spirited, stimulating, lively, sparkling, provocative, salty, racy, scintillating There was a piquant novelty about her books.
interesting boring, dull, tame, bland, banal, uninteresting, insipid, vapid

piquant

adjective
Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation:
Archaic: poignant.
Translations
، حاد، حَريف ، مُثير للشَّهِيَّه
pikantní
pikantskarp
bragîskarpur, sem kitlar bragîlaukana
pikantiškaipikantiškaspikantiškumas
pikants

piquant

[ˈpiːkənt] ADJ [taste] → fuerte; [humour] → corrosivo, ácido; [situation] → con chispa, con gracia

piquant

[ˈpiːkənt] adj
[sauce, dressing] → piquant(e)
[irony] → piquant(e)

piquant

adj (lit, fig)pikant

piquant

[ˈpiːkənt] adj (sauce) → piccante; (situation) → intrigante
a piquant charm → un fascino strano

piquant

(ˈpiːkənt) adjective
sharp in taste; appetizing. a piquant sauce; a piquant (= exciting or interesting) situation.
ˈpiquantly adverb
ˈpiquancy noun