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piquant

  

      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)  
  piquancy     (less commonly)  
  piquantness      n  
  piquantly      adv  
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piquant

  
1    acerb, biting, highly-seasoned, peppery, pungent, savoury, sharp, spicy, stinging, tangy, tart, with a kick     (informal)   zesty  
2    interesting, lively, provocative, racy, salty, scintillating, sparkling, spirited, stimulating  
  
Antonyms     
   banal, bland, boring, dull, insipid, mild, tame, uninteresting  

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