One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a spicy sausage casserole’
piquant, tangy, peppery, hot, picante
spiced, seasoned, savoury
tasty, flavoursome, flavourful, well seasoned, strongly flavoured, zesty, strong, sharp, pungent
rare sapid, flavorous
2‘he regaled them with spicy stories’
entertaining, colourful, lively, spirited, exciting, piquant, zesty, zestful
risqué, racy, salty, scandalous, ribald, suggestive, titillating, bawdy, naughty, salacious, off colour, indelicate, immodest, dirty, smutty
informal raunchy, juicy
British informal saucy, fruity
North American informal gamy
boring, dull, clean
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