piquantness
noun see piquant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • piquantness — See piquancy. * * * …   Universalium

  • piquantness — pi·quant·ness …   English syllables

  • piquantness — noun 1. a tart spicy quality • Syn: ↑nip, ↑piquance, ↑piquancy, ↑tang, ↑tanginess, ↑zest • Derivationally related forms: ↑zesty (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • piquance — noun 1. a tart spicy quality • Syn: ↑nip, ↑piquancy, ↑piquantness, ↑tang, ↑tanginess, ↑zest • Derivationally related forms: ↑zesty (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • piquancy — noun 1. a tart spicy quality • Syn: ↑nip, ↑piquance, ↑piquantness, ↑tang, ↑tanginess, ↑zest • Derivationally related forms: ↑zesty (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • piquant — adjective Etymology: Middle French, from present participle of piquer Date: 1630 1. agreeably stimulating to the palate; especially spicy 2. engagingly provocative; also having a lively arch charm Synonyms: see pungent • piquantly adverb •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piquant — piquancy, piquantness, n. piquantly, adv. /pee keuhnt, kahnt, pee kahnt /, adj. 1. agreeably pungent or sharp in taste or flavor; pleasantly biting or tart: a piquant aspic. 2. agreeably stimulating, interesting, or attractive: a piquant glance.… …   Universalium

  • cleverness — n 1. brightness, brilliance, keenness, acuteness, sharpness, sharp wittedness, braininess; gift, giftedness, endowment, genius, precocity, parts; talent, flair, bent, turn, forte; intelligence, aptness, smartness, agility, quickness, quick… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • poignancy — n 1. pathos, evocativeness, emotivity, emotiveness, emotion, emotionalism; sensitivity, tenderness, feeling, affectionateness, sentiment; intentness, earnestness, sincerity; keenness, intensity, acuteness, profoundness, deepness, extremeness. 2.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • salt — n 1. sodium chloride, table salt, sea salt, rock salt. 2. salts Epsom salts, potassium salts, Chem., Pharm. Rochelle salt; purgative, cathartic, laxative. 3. wit, Attic wit, Attic salt, sarcasm, dry humor; spice, spiciness, pepper, piquancy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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