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spicy

[spahy-see] /ˈspaɪ si/
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
1555-1565
1555-65; spice + -y1
Related forms
spicily, adverb
spiciness, noun
unspicily, adverb
unspiciness, noun
unspicy, adjective
Synonyms
6. hot, sharp, peppery. 7. suggestive, racy, ribald, improper.
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British Dictionary definitions for unspiciness

spicy

/ˈspaɪsɪ/
adjective spicier, spiciest
1.
seasoned with or containing spice
2.
highly flavoured; pungent
3.
(informal) suggestive of scandal or sensation
4.
producing or yielding spices
Derived Forms
spicily, adverb
spiciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unspiciness

spicy

adj.

1560s, from spice + -y (2). Figurative sense of "racy, salacious" dates from 1844. Related: Spiciness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for unspiciness

spicy

adjective

Scandalous; mildly salacious: a spicy bit of gossip (1886+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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