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noun as in seasoning

Strong matches

noun as in pungency

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Example Sentences

Mistry agrees that “really piquant spices go well with sprouts.”

Piquancy is added to the last point because the other main contender for Fed chair is a woman, and a highly qualified one at that.

The list gains piquancy because it appears on the blog of the left-leaning Roosevelt Institute.

Their picturesque pronunciation gives their conversation a piquancy which defies imitation.

It would be difficult to speak too highly of them; they have a piquancy and grace which is in the highest degree attractive.

The Edinburgh Review” said: “For many years there has been no work of such power, piquancy, and originality.

He swore with force and piquancy, and original embellishments for old-time oaths which was like a sharp sauce to an unsavory dish.

There was not a little piquancy in the expression of her countenance, and Richard felt it strangely attractive.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to piquancy, such as: flavoring, relish, and zest.

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