[ spahy-see ]
/ ˈspaɪ si /
adjective, spic·i·er, spic·i·est.
seasoned with or containing spice: a spicy salad dressing.
characteristic or suggestive of spice.
of the nature of or resembling spice.
abounding in or yielding spices.
aromatic or fragrant.
piquant or pungent: spicy criticism.
of a slightly improper or risqué nature; somewhat sexy: a spicy novel.
Informal. full of spirit; lively.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spicy
spic·i·ly, adverbspic·i·ness, nounun·spic·i·ly, adverbun·spic·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spicy
/ (ˈspaɪsɪ) /
adjective spicier or spiciest
seasoned with or containing spice
highly flavoured; pungent
informal suggestive of scandal or sensation
producing or yielding spices
Derived forms of spicyspicily, adverbspiciness, noun
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