Peppery

/ˈpɛp(ə)ri/

Origin

First recorded in 1690–1700; pepper + -y1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Peppery

Peppery

adjective

  1. full of or tasting like pepper; hot; pungent.
  2. of, relating to, or resembling pepper.
  3. sharp or stinging:
  4. easily angered; bad-tempered; irritable; irascible:
  5. flavoured with or tasting of pepper
  6. quick-tempered; irritable
  7. full of bite and sharpnessa peppery speech

dictionary.com

Peppery

adjective

  1. Strongly flavoured with pepper or other hot spices.
  2. (of a person) irritable and sharp-tongued.

lexico.com

Peppery

adjective

  1. : of, relating to, or having the qualities of pepper : hot, pungent a peppery taste
  2. : having a hot temper : touchy a peppery boss
  3. : fiery, stinging a peppery satire

merriam-webster.com

Example sentences for Peppery

  1. Besides a trove of data showing that the rich really are getting much richer, the book is full of peppery Gallic asides.
  2. He ignored, too, his chairman of the Federal Reserve, Marriner Eccles, a small, peppery Mormon banker from Utah.
  3. Belgian ale like Chimay is rich with fruity and peppery notes and sometimes has a bitter aftertaste.
  4. My old godfather, who had come to see me off, was the funniest of all—a peppery Indian edition.
  5. The peppery Secretary of State grew more and more intolerant of Gerry.
  6. Dignified silence, however, was the last thing to be expected from the peppery gentleman from Mississippi.
  7. Neale jumped and floundered for five minutes, then the peppery scrub quarter consigned him profanely to the side-lines.
  8. It was invisible, but Fitz flushed and felt, after his fashion, peppery.

Related words & Synonyms

spicy, biting, hot-tempered, testy, choleric, piquant, spicy, pungent, zesty, fiery, hot, poignant, racy, snappy, zestful, acute, angry, astringent, biting, caustic, choleric, cranky, cross, hot-tempered, incisive

Nearby words

peppershaker , peppershrike , peppertree , pepperwood , pepperwort , peppy , pepsin , pepsin a , pepsinate , pepsinogen

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