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peppery

[pep-uh-ree] /ˈpɛp ə ri/
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
1690-1700; pepper + -y1
Related forms
pepperily, adverb
pepperiness, noun
unpeppery, adjective
Synonyms
1. spicy. 3. biting. 4. hot-tempered, hot-headed, testy, choleric.
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British Dictionary definitions for pepperiness

peppery

/ˈpɛpərɪ/
adjective
1.
flavoured with or tasting of pepper
2.
quick-tempered; irritable
3.
full of bite and sharpness: a peppery speech
Derived Forms
pepperiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for pepperiness

peppery

adj.

1690s, from pepper (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use from 1826. Related: Pepperiness.

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