piquant

Feeling a little saucy? Perhaps a bit provocative — but in a good way? Then it's safe to say your personality is a little piquant.

Coming to us from the French word piquer, which means "to prick," something that's piquant certainly piques your interest. Someone who's piquant engages you with charm and wit. A story that's filled with piquant details has plenty of juicy, provocative points. And grandma's homemade gravy? It's certainly zesty and piquant, even with all the lumps.

Definitions of piquant
1

adj having an agreeably pungent taste

Synonyms:
savory, savoury, spicy, zesty
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste

adj attracting or delighting

“a piquant face with large appealing eyes”
Synonyms:
engaging
attractive
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm

adj engagingly stimulating or provocative

“a piquant wit”
Synonyms:
salty
stimulating
rousing or quickening activity or the senses

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