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Webster 1913 Edition


Spicy

Spi′cy

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Spicier
;
sup
erl.
Spiciest
.]
[From
Spice
.]
1.
Flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant; aromatic;
as,
spicy
breezes
.
“The spicy nut-brown ale.”
Milton.
Led by new stars, and borne by
spicy
gales.
Pope.
2.
Producing, or abounding with, spices.
In hot Ceylon
spicy
forests grew.
Dryden.
3.
Fig.: Piquant; racy;
as, a
spicy
debate
.
Syn. – Aromatic; fragrant; smart; pungent; pointed; keen. See
Racy
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Spicy

SPI'CY

,
Adj.
[from spice.]
1.
Producing spice; abounding with spices; as the spicy shore of Arabia.
2.
Having the qualities of spice; fragrant; aromatic; as spicy plants. Led by new stars and borne by spicy gales.

Definition 2022


spicy

spicy

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

spicy (comparative spicier, superlative spiciest)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing spice.
    He prepared a spicy casserole.
  2. (of flavors) Provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar hot spices.
    This curry is too spicy for me. I can't eat it.
  3. (of flavors or odors) Tangy, zesty, or pungent.
    She breathed in the strong, spicy aroma.
  4. (of expression or behavior) Vigorous; colorful; stimulating.
    He is known for his spicy political commentary.
  5. Risqué, sexy, racy; mildly pornographic.
    I don't want my children to see the spicy images on this web site.

Synonyms

  • (piquant): hot

Translations

References

  • spicy” in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
  • spicy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • spicy” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • "spicy" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • spicy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspʲit͡sɨ/

Adjective

spicy

  1. sleeping, asleep
  2. dormant (e.g. of a volcano)

Declension

Participle

spicy

  1. past active participle of spaś

Declension

Synonyms

References

  • spicy in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • spicy in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.