Spicy vs Appealing - What's the difference?

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Spicy is a related term of appealing.

As adjectives the difference between spicy and appealing

is that spicy is of, pertaining to, or containing spice while appealing is having appeal; attractive.

As a verb appealing is


As a noun appealing is

the act of making an appeal.



Alternative forms

* spicey


  • Of, pertaining to, or containing spice.
  • He prepared a spicy casserole.
  • (of flavors) Provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar hot spices.
  • ''This curry is too spicy for me. I can't eat it.
  • (of flavors or odors) Tangy, zesty, or pungent.
  • She breathed in the strong, spicy aroma.
  • (of expression or behavior) Vigorous; colorful; stimulating.
  • He is known for his spicy political commentary.
  • , sexy, racy; mildly pornographic.
  • I don't want my children to see the spicy images on this web site.


    * (piquant) hot


    * * * * " spicy" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) * * Oxford English Dictionary , second edition (1989) * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996) ----




    (en adjective)
  • Having appeal; attractive.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Michael Riordan , title=Tackling Infinity , volume=100, issue=1, page=86 , magazine= citation , passage=Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.}}
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=Those were all landmark moments to cherish. Just as appealing was the manner in which Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Milner cut swathes down either flank, albeit through flustered full-backs who had looked poorly positioned and horribly jittery from the start. }}

    Derived terms

    * appealingly


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of making an appeal.
  • * 1866 , Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for independence
  • The fair creature abandoned her position, and in the midst of her bitter tears and pathetic appealings , which my sense of duty alone enabled me to resist, I bore my prisoner off.