spicy

[spahy-see]
adjective, spicier, spiciest.
1.
seasoned with or containing spice: a spicy salad dressing.
2.
characteristic or suggestive of spice.
3.
of the nature of or resembling spice.
4.
abounding in or yielding spices.
5.
aromatic or fragrant.
6.
piquant or pungent: spicy criticism.
7.
of a slightly improper or risqué nature; somewhat sexy: a spicy novel.
8.
Informal. full of spirit; lively.
Also, spicey.


Origin:
1555–65; spice + -y1

spicily, adverb
spiciness, noun
unspicily, adverb
unspiciness, noun
unspicy, adjective


6. hot, sharp, peppery. 7. suggestive, racy, ribald, improper.
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spicy (ˈspaɪsɪ)
 
adj , spicier, spiciest
1.  seasoned with or containing spice
2.  highly flavoured; pungent
3.  informal suggestive of scandal or sensation
4.  producing or yielding spices
 
'spicily
 
adv
 
'spiciness
 
n

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The basil is huge and flavorful, the onion is a bit spicy.
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They are known for their delicious, home-made moles with the perfect
  combination of sweet and spicy.
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