peppery


pep·pery

adjective \ˈpe-p(ə-)rē\

: containing pepper or having the qualities of pepper

: having a lively, aggressive, or somewhat shocking quality

Full Definition of PEPPERY

1
:  of, relating to, or having the qualities of pepper :  hot, pungent <a peppery taste>
2
:  having a hot temper :  touchy <a peppery boss>
3
:  fiery, stinging <a peppery satire>
pep·per·i·ness \-nəs\ noun

Examples of PEPPERY

  1. She's a peppery, outspoken woman.
  2. <the author of several peppery diatribes on religious intolerance>

First Known Use of PEPPERY

1699

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