full of zest or vigor
"a racy literary style"
spanking, live, resilient, full-bodied, lively, robust, springy, gamy, bouncy, snappy, juicy, risque, vital, brisk, racy, blue, naughty, gamey, merry, rich, spicy, zippy, full of life, rattling, alert
full-bodied, racy, rich, robust(adj)
marked by richness and fullness of flavor
"a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy(adj)
suggestive of sexual impropriety
"a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
down(p), dispirited, red-hot, spirited, racy, hot, toothsome, mettlesome, gamy, zesty, bluish, fat, dismal, dark, down in the mouth, gentle, savoury, robust, disconsolate, gloomy, drear, puritanical, low, naughty, profane, spunky, blue, blueish, gamey, luscious, downhearted, lively, juicy, downcast, blasphemous, high, drab, gritty, patrician, rich, blue-blooded, game, spicy, savory, full-bodied, aristocratic, blue(a), sorry, aristocratical, puritanic, grim, depressed, dingy, dreary, piquant, risque, low-spirited, voluptuous
designed or suitable for competing in a race
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Racy applies in the first instance to the pleasing flavor characteristic of certain wines, often attributed to the soil from which they come. Pungent denotes something sharply irritating to the organs of taste or smell, as pepper, vinegar, ammonia; piquant denotes a quality similar in kind to pungent but less in degree, stimulating and agreeable; pungent spices may be deftly compounded into a piquant sauce. As applied to literary products, racy refers to that which has a striking, vigorous, pleasing originality; spicy to that which is stimulating to the mental taste, as spice is to the physical; piquant and pungent in their figurative use keep very close to their literal sense.
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