[syn: blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spicy \Spi"cy\, a. [Compar. Spicier; superl. Spiciest.]
1. Flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant;
aromatic; as, spicy breezes. "The spicy nut-brown ale."
Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales. --Pope.
2. Producing, or abounding with, spices.
In hot Ceylon spicy forests grew. --Dryden.
3. Fig.: Piquant; racy; as, a spicy debate.
Syn: Aromatic; fragrant; smart; pungent; pointed; keen. See
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having an agreeably pungent taste [syn: piquant,
savory, savoury, spicy, zesty]
2: producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves; "hot
salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot" [syn: hot, spicy]
3: suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue
jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details";
"a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy
anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip" [syn: blue,
gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "spicy":
ambrosial, aromatic, balmy, bawdy, biting, blue, brisk, broad,
burning, curried, essenced, exciting, fiery, flavorful, flavorsome,
flowery, fragrant, fruity, full-bodied, high-seasoned,
high-spirited, hot, hot as pepper, improper, incense-breathing,
indecent, indecorous, indelicate, interesting, intimate, inviting,
juicy, lively, musky, nippy, notorious, odorate, odoriferous,
odorous, off color, off-color, offensive, outrageous, peppery,
perfumed, perfumy, piquant, poignant, provocative, provoking,
pungent, purple, racy, readable, redolent, revealing, revelatory,
ribald, rich, risky, risque, salty, savory, scabrous, scandalous,
scented, seasoned, sensational, sexy, shady, sharp, snappy,
sophisticated, spiced, spirited, stimulating, succulent,
suggestive, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, tangy,
tantalizing, thought-challenging, thought-inspiring,
thought-provoking, thuriferous, tickling, titillating, unseemly,
wicked, with a kick, zestful, zesty, zippy