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1 : agreeably stimulating to the palate; especially: spicy
"The emphasis is on comedy, but there's an undercurrent of piquant social commentary." — Marty Clear, Tampa Bay Times, October 13, 2012
About the Word:
These days, piquant is a positive description – whether it's applied to spicy food or provocative wit. It hasn't always been. Piquant once meant "disagreeably sharp; stinging; provocative; cutting." Its ancestor meant "to prick or sting."