spicy

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

spicy ‎(comparative spicier, superlative spiciest)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing spice.
    He prepared a spicy casserole.
  2. (of flavors) Provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar hot spices.
    This curry is too spicy for me. I can't eat it.
  3. (of flavors or odors) Tangy, zesty, or pungent.
    She breathed in the strong, spicy aroma.
  4. (of expression or behavior) Vigorous; colorful; stimulating.
    He is known for his spicy political commentary.
  5. Risqué, sexy, racy; mildly pornographic.
    I don't want my children to see the spicy images on this web site.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (piquant): hot

Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  • spicy” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
  • spicy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • spicy” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • "spicy" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • spicy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

spicy

  1. sleeping, asleep
  2. dormant (e.g. of a volcano)

Declension[edit]

Participle[edit]

spicy

  1. past active participle of spaś

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