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pun·gent

 (pŭn′jənt)
adj.
1. Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation.
2.
a. Penetrating, biting, or caustic: pungent satire.
b. To the point; sharp: pungent talks during which the major issues were confronted.
3. Pointed: a pungent leaf.

[Latin pungēns, pungent-, present participle of pungere, to sting; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pun′gen·cy n.
pun′gent·ly adv.

pungent

(ˈpʌndʒənt)
adj
1. (Cookery) having an acrid smell or sharp bitter flavour
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of wit, satire, etc) biting; caustic
3. (Biology) biology ending in a sharp point: a pungent leaf.
[C16: from Latin pungens piercing, from pungere to prick]
ˈpungency n
ˈpungently adv

pun•gent

(ˈpʌn dʒənt)

adj.
1. sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power; biting; acrid.
2. caustic or sharply expressive: pungent remarks.
3. incisive; mordant: pungent wit.
4. acutely distressing; poignant.
5. Bot. sharp-pointed: a pungent leaf.
[1590–1600; < Latin pungent- (s. of pungēns), present participle of pungere to prick; see -ent]
pun′gen•cy, n.
pun′gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pungent - strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"; "the acrid smell of burning rubber"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
2.pungent - capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

pungent

adjective
1. strong, hot, spicy, seasoned, sharp, acid, bitter, stinging, sour, tart, aromatic, tangy, acrid, peppery, piquant, industrial-strength (chiefly humorous), highly flavoured, acerb The more herbs you use, the more pungent the sauce will be.
strong weak, moderate, dull, mild, bland, tasteless, unsavoury, unstimulating

pungent

adjective
1. Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation:
Archaic: poignant.
Translations
حِرّيف، لاذِع
čpavýostrýřízný
skarp
sterkur, skarpur
asskodīgspikants
scherpstekend
keskinkeskin kokulu

pungent

[ˈpʌndʒənt] ADJ [smell, flavour] → acre; [remark, style] → mordaz

pungent

[ˈpʌndʒənt] adj
[smell, flavour] → piquant(e)
(fig) [language, criticism] → caustique

pungent

adj (lit, fig)scharf; smell alsostechend, durchdringend; to have a pungent style of writingeine spitze or scharfe Feder führen

pungent

[ˈpʌndʒənt] adj (smell, taste) → pungente, aspro/a; (smoke) → acre; (sauce) → piccante; (remark, satire) → caustico/a, mordace

pungent

(ˈpandʒənt) adjective
(of a taste or smell) sharp and strong.
ˈpungently adverb

pungent

a. pungentivo-a, acre; penetrante.
References in classic literature ?
I had told you that this was in reference to Orion, formerly written Urion; and, from certain pungencies connected with this explanation, I was aware that you could not have forgotten it.