spicy

  • 1 Spicy — Spi cy, a. [Compar. {Spicier}; superl. {Spiciest}.] [From {Spice}.] 1. Flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant; aromatic; as, spicy breezes. The spicy nut brown ale. Milton. [1913 Webster] Led by new stars, and borne by spicy… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 spicy — [adj1] pungent, flavorful ambrosial, appetizing, aromal, aromatic, distinctive, fiery, flavorsome, fragrant, fresh, herbaceous, highly seasoned, hot, keen, odoriferous, peppery, perfumed, piquant, poignant, racy, redolent, savory, scented,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 spicy — index obscene, salacious, suggestive (risqué) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 spicy — 1560s, from SPICE (Cf. spice) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Figurative sense of racy, salacious dates from 1844 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 spicy — *pungent, piquant, poignant, racy, snappy Analogous words: *spirited, high spirited, gingery, fiery, peppery: aromatic, redolent, balmy, *odorous …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 spicy — (also spicey) ► ADJECTIVE (spicier, spiciest) 1) strongly flavoured with spice. 2) mildly indecent. DERIVATIVES spicily adverb spiciness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 spicy — [spī′sē] adj. spicier, spiciest 1. containing or abounding in spices 2. having the flavor or aroma of spice; fragrant, aromatic, or pungent 3. piquant or zestful; lively, interesting, etc. 4. risqué; racy spicily adv. spiciness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 spicy — adjective 1 food that is spicy has a pleasantly strong taste, and gives you a pleasant burning feeling in your mouth: pasta with a spicy tomato sauce 2 a story that is spicy is slightly shocking or rude: a spicy rumour spicily adverb spiciness… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 spicy — UK [ˈspaɪsɪ] / US adjective Word forms spicy : adjective spicy comparative spicier superlative spiciest 1) spicy food has a strong hot flavour 2) informal a spicy joke, story, film etc involves sex …

    English dictionary

  • 10 spicy — spicily, adv. spiciness, n. /spuy see/, adj., spicier, spiciest. 1. seasoned with or containing spice: a spicy salad dressing. 2. characteristic or suggestive of spice. 3. of the nature of or resembling spice. 4. abounding in or yielding spices …

    Universalium

  • 11 spicy — adj. VERBS ▪ be, smell, taste ▪ The soup tasted mildly spicy. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 spicy — spic|y [ˈspaısi] adj 1.) food that is spicy has a pleasantly strong taste, and gives you a pleasant burning feeling in your mouth = ↑hot →↑spice ▪ a spicy tomato sauce 2.) a story or picture that is spicy is slightly shocking or rude because it… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 spicy — [[t]spa͟ɪsi[/t]] spicier, spiciest ADJ GRADED Spicy food is strongly flavoured with spices. Thai food is hot and spicy. ...a spicy tomato and coriander sauce …

    English dictionary

  • 14 spicy — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or containing spice. He prepared a spicy curry. b) Tangy, zesty, or pungent. Her head jerked back when she smelled the strong, spicy aroma …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 spicy — spic|y [ spaısi ] adjective 1. ) spicy food has a strong hot flavor 2. ) INFORMAL a spicy joke, story, movie, etc. involves sex …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 spicy — adjective 1) a spicy casserole Syn: hot, peppery, piquant, picante; spiced, seasoned; tasty, zesty, strong, pungent Ant: bland 2) spicy stories Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 spicy — spic•y [[t]ˈspaɪ si[/t]] adj. spic•i•er, spic•i•est 1) coo seasoned, esp. strongly seasoned, with spice 2) of the nature of or resembling spice 3) abounding in or yielding spices 4) aromatic or fragrant 5) piquant or pungent: spicy criticism[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 spicy — adjective (spicier; est) Date: 1562 1. having the quality, flavor, or fragrance of spice 2. producing or abounding in spices 3. lively, spirited 4. piquant, racy; especially somewhat scandalous or salacious < spicy gossip > • spicily …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 spicy —    pornographic    Literally, highly flavoured, whence salacious:     ... she would be talking about a sexual episode the man in the Norman Mailer story sodomizing his girlfriend, for example and she would call it spicy . (Theroux, 1989) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 spicy — /ˈspaɪsi/ (say spuysee) adjective (spicier, spiciest) 1. (of food) a. seasoned with or containing spices. b. Chiefly Asian English seasoned with chilli. 2. aromatic or fragrant. 3. piquant or pungent: spicy criticism. 4. of a somewhat improper,… …

    Australian English dictionary