Peppery



[pep-uh-ree] /ˈpɛp ə ri/

adjective
1.
full of or tasting like ; hot; pungent.
2.
of, relating to, or resembling .
3.
sharp or stinging:
a peppery speech.
4.
easily angered; bad-tempered; irritable; irascible:
the peppery leader of a political faction.
/ˈpɛpərɪ/
adjective
1.
flavoured with or tasting of pepper
2.
quick-tempered; irritable
3.
full of bite and sharpness: a peppery speech
adj.

1690s, from pepper (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use from 1826. Related: Pepperiness.

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