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: of, relating to, or having the qualities of pepper : hot, pungent
a peppery taste
: having a hot temper : touchy
a peppery boss
: fiery, stinging
a peppery satire
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fiery, gingery, high-spirited, mettlesome, spirited, spunky
halfhearted, leaden, spiritless
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1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: containing pepper or having the qualities of pepper
: having a lively, aggressive, or somewhat shocking quality
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