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tangy

[ tang-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF tangy

Synonyms for tangy

  • appetizing
  • aromatic
  • flavorful
  • peppery
  • piquant
  • pungent
  • salty
  • seasoned
  • sweet
  • tasty
  • zesty
  • biting
  • bitter
  • fiery
  • flavorsome
  • harsh
  • highly seasoned
  • hot
  • tart
  • vinegary
  • zippy
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Antonyms for tangy

  • blah
  • bland
  • dull
  • tasteless
  • unappetizing
  • unsavory
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TANGY

A clean, tangy odor filled the cabin as it began functioning.

"Choco-Bites are tangy," she was murmuring as she came close to his table.

A peculiar, tangy smell was in the air—the smell of burning grass.

Time flew apace, and when they came down the hill again from Tangy Point the sky was golden with sunset.

As he walked, he breathed deeply of the tangy night air, and sighed with satisfaction.

Medium, semihard and tangy, also used for slicing until nine months old.

Made from milk of goats that still overrun the original Goat Island, and tangy as a buck.

I drank the thin, tangy juice in one breath and sank back into a deep sleep again.

WORD ORIGIN

1875, from tang + -y (2). Figurative use by 1948. Related: Tanginess.

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