peppery

  • 1 peppery — [adj1] highly seasoned fiery, hot, piquant, poignant, pungent, racy, snappy, spicy, zestful, zesty; concept 613 peppery [adj2] irritable; sarcastic acute, angry, astringent, biting, caustic, choleric, cranky, cross, fiery, hot tempered, incisive …

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  • 2 Peppery — Pep per*y, a. 1. Of or pertaining to pepper; having the qualities of pepper; hot; pungent. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Hot tempered; passionate; choleric. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 peppery — fiery, gingery, *spirited, high spirited, mettlesome, spunky Analogous words: impetuous, headlong, *precipitate, abrupt: *pungent, piquant, spicy, snappy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 peppery — [pep′ər ē] adj. 1. of, like, or highly seasoned with pepper 2. sharp or fiery, as speech or writing 3. hot tempered; irritable pepperiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 peppery — adjective Date: 1699 1. of, relating to, or having the qualities of pepper ; hot, pungent < a peppery taste > 2. having a hot temper ; touchy < a peppery boss > 3. fiery, stinging < a peppery …

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  • 6 peppery — pepperily, adv. pepperiness, n. /pep euh ree/, adj. 1. full of or tasting like pepper; hot; pungent. 2. of, pertaining to, or resembling pepper. 3. sharp or stinging: a peppery speech. 4. easily angered; bad tempered; irritable; irascible: the… …

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  • 7 peppery — [[t]pe̱pəri[/t]] ADJ GRADED Food that is peppery has a strong, hot taste like pepper. ...a crisp green salad with a few peppery radishes …

    English dictionary

  • 8 peppery — adjective 1) a peppery sauce Syn: spicy, spiced, peppered, hot, highly seasoned, piquant, pungent, sharp Ant: mild, bland 2) a peppery old man Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9 peppery — pep•per•y [[t]ˈpɛp ə ri[/t]] adj. 1) full of or tasting like pepper; hot 2) of, pertaining to, or resembling pepper 3) sharp or stinging: a peppery speech[/ex] 4) easily angered • Etymology: 1690–1700 pep′per•i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 peppery — pepper ► NOUN 1) a pungent, hot tasting powder made from peppercorns, used to flavour food. 2) a capsicum. ► VERB 1) sprinkle or season with pepper. 2) (usu. be peppered with) scatter liberally over or through. 3) hit repeatedly with small… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 peppery — adjective /ˈpɛpəri/ a) Having the taste of pepper. b) Having a fiery temperament …

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  • 12 peppery — Synonyms and related words: alert, beany, brisk, burning, choleric, combustible, cranky, cross, curried, explosive, fiery, hasty, high seasoned, high spirited, hot, hot as pepper, hot tempered, hotheaded, keen, lively, mettlesome, nippy,… …

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  • 13 peppery — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Seasoned] Syn. hot, piquant, pungent; see spicy 1 . 2. [Incisive; said of speech ] Syn. acute, keen, sharp; see sarcastic . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Easily annoyed: choleric, irascible, quicktempered, testy …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 peppery — pep|per|y [ˈpepəri] adj 1.) tasting or smelling of pepper 2.) informal becoming annoyed easily = ↑irritable …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 peppery — pep|per|y [ pepəri ] adjective 1. ) flavored with or tasting like pepper 2. ) easily annoyed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 peppery — pep·per·y || pepÉ™rɪ adj. spicy, piquant; peppered; sharp tempered, irritable …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 peppery — adjective 1》 strongly flavoured with pepper or other hot spices. 2》 irritable and sharp tongued. Derivatives pepperiness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 peppery — a. 1. Hot, Pungent, high seasoned, hot as pepper. 2. Irritable, irascible, touchy, testy, waspish, snappish, snariling, churlish, choleric, petulant, excitable, passionate, hasty, quick, like tinder, like touch wood …

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  • 19 peppery — adjective 1 tasting of pepper 2 easily made angry; irritable …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 peppery — adj 1. hot, burning, Sl. burny, spicy; racy, nippy, keen, sharp, pungent, highly seasoned, piquant, stimulating. 2.(all of speech) sharp, stinging, sarcastic, biting, incisive, cutting; piercing, acid, astringent, caustic, acrimonious, acerbic;… …

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