piquant

Part of speech: adverb

Piquantly.

Part of speech: noun

PIQUANCY.

Part of speech: adjective

Tart; pungent; smart; racy.

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Usage examples "piquant":

  1. At the movement of his head she turned her own, and in the piquant face above the big white bow of the veil he saw real sympathy. - "King Spruce, A Novel", Holman Day.
  2. He spoke her language with a piquant accent, unlike the pitiable English. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Nobody had a chance against him: he answered all your questions before you asked them; contradicted everybody with the intrepidity of a Rigby; annihilated your anecdotes by historiettes infinitely more piquant; and if anybody chanced to make a joke which he could not excel, declared immediately that it was a Joe Miller. - "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.