pepperily

peppery

[pep-uh-ree]
adjective
1.
full of or tasting like pepper; hot; pungent.
2.
of, pertaining to, or resembling pepper.
3.
sharp or stinging: a peppery speech.
4.
easily angered; bad-tempered; irritable; irascible: the peppery leader of a political faction.

Origin:
1690–1700; pepper + -y1

pepperily, adverb
pepperiness, noun
unpeppery, adjective


1. spicy. 3. biting. 4. hot-tempered, hot-headed, testy, choleric.
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peppery (ˈpɛpərɪ)
 
adj
1.  flavoured with or tasting of pepper
2.  quick-tempered; irritable
3.  full of bite and sharpness: a peppery speech
 
'pepperiness
 
n

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