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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. having an agreeably pungent taste;
[syn: piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zesty]

2. engagingly stimulating or provocative;
- Example: "a piquant wit"
- Example: "salty language"
[syn: piquant, salty]

3. attracting or delighting;
- Example: "an engaging frankness"
- Example: "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"
[syn: engaging, piquant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piquant \Pi"quant\, a. [F., p. pr. of piquer to prick or sting. See Pike.] Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent; as, a piquant anecdote. "As piquant to the tongue as salt." --Addison. "Piquant railleries." --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

piquant adj 1: having an agreeably pungent taste [syn: piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zesty] 2: engagingly stimulating or provocative; "a piquant wit"; "salty language" [syn: piquant, salty] 3: attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes" [syn: engaging, piquant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

147 Moby Thesaurus words for "piquant": acerbic, acid, acrid, agitating, alluring, appealing, appetizing, asperous, astringent, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, biting, bitter, blandishing, breathtaking, cajoling, captivating, catching, caustic, challenging, charged, charismatic, charming, cliff-hanging, coaxing, come-hither, coquettish, cutting, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, electric, enchanting, encouraging, energizing, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, escharotic, exciting, exhilarating, exotic, fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, galvanic, galvanizing, glamorous, harsh, heady, heart-expanding, heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, hypnotic, impressive, inflammatory, interesting, intoxicating, intriguing, inviting, irresistible, irritating, jarring, jolting, juicy, keen, lively, maddening, mesmeric, mind-blowing, mordant, mouth-watering, moving, nose-tickling, overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, penetrating, peppery, peppy, perturbing, piercing, poignant, prepossessing, prompting, provocative, provoking, provoquant, pungent, racy, ravishing, readable, rich, rough, rousing, seducing, seductive, severe, sharp, siren, sirenic, snappy, soul-stirring, sour, sparkling, spellbinding, spellful, spicy, spirit-stirring, spirited, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative, stinging, stirring, striking, succulent, suspenseful, suspensive, taking, tantalizing, teasing, telling, tempting, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, thrilling, thrilly, tickling, titillating, titillative, trenchant, troubling, unsettling, upsetting, vitriolic, vivacious, winning, winsome, witching, zesty