Definitions for: Piquant


[adj] attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"
[adj] having an agreeably pungent taste
[adj] engagingly stimulating or provocative; "a piquant wit"; "salty language"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pi"quant, a. [F., p. pr. of piquer to prick or sting.
See Pike.]
Stimulating to the taste; giving zest; tart; sharp; pungent;
as, a piquant anecdote. ``As piquant to the tongue as salt.''
--Addison. ``Piquant railleries.'' --Gov. of Tongue.

Synonyms: attractive, engaging, salty, savory, savoury, spicy, stimulating, tasteful, zesty

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