Definition of Piquantness

1. Noun. A tart spicy quality.

Exact synonyms: Nip, Piquance, Piquancy, Tang, Tanginess, Zest
Generic synonyms: Spice, Spicery, Spiciness
Derivative terms: Nippy, Tangy, Zest, Zesty



2. Noun. The quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting.
Exact synonyms: Piquance, Piquancy
Generic synonyms: Quality

Definition of Piquantness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piquantness

pips
pipsissewa
pipsissewas
pipsqueak
pipsqueaks
pipsyl
pipul
pipuls
pipy
piquance
piquances
piquancies
piquancy
piquant
piquantly
piquantness (current term)
piquantnesses
pique
piqued
piqueer
piqueered
piqueerer
piqueerers
piqueering
piqueers
piques
piquet
piqueted
piqueting
piquets

Literary usage of Piquantness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Medicine (1921)
"It also possesses the appetizing piquantness of a raw over a manufactured product. Easy to give and to take, the little patient ..."

2. The Circulator of useful knowledge, amusement, literature, science and (1825)
"The ballad of Kelvin Grove is so peculiar in its style, as to carry with it strong claims upon the common ear, while there is a certain piquantness in the ..."

3. Lucia: Her Problem by Amanda Minnie Douglas (1872)
"She smiled with a quaint piquantness and that peculiar inward knowledge that her senses were sometimes empowered to translate. They were enemies—and why ..."

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