Examples of piquancy in a Sentence
a talk show host known for the quickness and piquancy of his wit
I appreciated the piquancy of the peppers in the sauce.
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But the brain power at Rand and the piquancy of the art on its walls make for an unusual combination.
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First Known Use of piquancy
Synonymsnip, pungency, spice, tang, zest, zing
Related Wordsraciness, spiciness; fieriness, hotness; acuteness, keenness, sharpness; provocativeness; excitement, invigoration, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, thrill; bitterness, mordance, trenchancy; flavor, redolence, savor (also savour), savoriness, tastiness
Near Antonymsflatness, tastelessness; dullness (also dulness), insipidity, monotonousness, monotony, platitude, predictability, sameness, tediousness; blandness, thinness, weakness
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