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See definition of peppery on Dictionary.com
  • adj.highly seasoned
  • adj.irritable; sarcastic

synonyms for peppery

  • piquant
  • pungent
  • spicy
  • zesty
  • fiery
  • hot
  • poignant
  • racy
  • snappy
  • zestful
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antonyms for peppery

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  • bland
  • dull
  • flavorless
  • tasteless
  • cheerful
  • happy
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How to use peppery in a sentence

At Bossier they only gave us a few shreds of chicken drowned in a dark peppery sauce.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IVYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 28, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Just hope you get the “fresh catch” hot, rather than tepid, which was the case when I first tried the peppery entree in the restaurant.
COUNT ON CRISP AND JUICY FRIED CHICKEN AT THE BUSTLING NEW YARDBIRD IN D.C.TOM SIETSEMAJUNE 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As the major looked up, Black Hood stepped quickly forward so that his tall figure over-shadowed that of the peppery little major.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
But he clearly saw that this peppery gentleman must be treated less cavalierly, or trouble would come of it.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
It is very similar to common or Japan camphor, but has a somewhat peppery odour.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 2VARIOUS
The weather was cold and the night dark, and there were peppery little showers of sleet.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
"Pretty peppery, Major," he said, pointing to three bodies stretched upon the floor.
AN ARKANSAS PLANTEROPIE PERCIVAL READ
Taste: Peppery and pungent in the raw state; mild and sweet after cooking.
OUR EDIBLE TOADSTOOLS AND MUSHROOMS AND HOW TO DISTINGUISH THEMWILLIAM HAMILTON GIBSON
My peppery handkerchief was freely applied to my eyes, and the tears ran down my face without the least effort on my part.
NURSE AND SPY IN THE UNION ARMYS. EMMA E. EDMONDS
"My dear George, don't be so peppery," said his wife, with her hand on the black mane that drooped over the microscope.
THE POISON BELTARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
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WORDS RELATED TO PEPPERY

  • ablaze
  • afire
  • aflame
  • agitable
  • alight
  • blazing
  • burning
  • choleric
  • combustible
  • conflagrant
  • enthusiastic
  • excitable
  • febrile
  • fervid
  • fevered
  • feverish
  • fierce
  • flaming
  • flickering
  • flushed
  • glowing
  • heated
  • hot
  • hot-blooded
  • hot-headed
  • hot-tempered
  • igneous
  • ignited
  • impassioned
  • impetuous
  • impulsive
  • in flames
  • inflamed
  • intense
  • irascible
  • irritable
  • madcap
  • peppery
  • perfervid
  • precipitate
  • red-hot
  • spirited
  • unrestrained
  • vehement
  • violent
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