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 (pē′kənt, -känt′, pē-känt′)
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.
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Adv.1.piquantly - with strong spices; in a spicy manner; "the soup was spicily flavored"
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[ˈpiːkəntlɪ] ADV (of taste) → con fuerza; (= interestingly, provocatively) → con chispa
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(ˈpiːkənt) adjective
sharp in taste; appetizing. a piquant sauce; a piquant (= exciting or interesting) situation.
ˈpiquantly adverb
ˈpiquancy noun
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