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1. Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pungently - with pungency; in a pungent manner; "he wrote pungently about his contemporaries"
2.pungently - with a pungent taste or smell; "the soup was pungently flavored"
بصورةٍ لاذِعَه
stingandi, bragîsterkt
keskin bir şekilde


[ˈpʌndʒəntlɪ] ADV [smell] → acremente; [remark, write] → mordazmente


adv (lit, fig)scharf; smell alsostechend, durchdringend


[ˈpʌndʒəntlɪ] adv (gen) → aspramente; (seasoned) → in modo piccante; (remark) → causticamente


(ˈpandʒənt) adjective
(of a taste or smell) sharp and strong.
ˈpungently adverb
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The sweat ran from him, and the pollen-dust, settling pungently in mouth and nostrils, increased his thirst.
This thirst it appeared to be the design of my persecutors to stimulate: for the food in the dish was meat pungently seasoned.
By the end of the first decade of the next century, a more comprehensive pair of investigations aimed more pungently to quash "disloyal" elements.
I went for the entertainingly sounding 'Cinnamon Yum Yums,' that were two pungently strong, gorgeous, freshly baked twisty cinnamon delights that came with hot chocolate dipping sauce presented on a slate.
Penned by Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight, the saga of violence-averse Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss pungently explores the nexus of war and faith, and offers heart-stopping thrills besides.
Even a cursory glance at both UEFA and the FA's versions of FFP suggest Sunderland are already sailing pungently close to the winds of punishment, although both give certain allowances for owners prepared to underwrite their club's financial burden.
Objects are ambiguous and inclined to constant change, not least when they are transformed into museum specimens and thus generally lose any nature they may previously have possessed; they may carry strong associations for the people in whose culture they were originally created (or again, as he pungently illustrates, they may have no associations at all, having been created precisely for sale to colonialist collectors); if too famous, they may lose their original meaning under the weight of commercial exploitation and reproduction.
Things had warmed up enough for everyone to indulge in the drama of the Third Concerto, Buchbinder's piano colouring telling accompaniments to the countless significant orchestral contributions, from ominous "period" timpani to pungently warm bassoons.
Eryngium foetidum is a pungently smelling, tropical herb and is used as food, flavouring agent and ethnomedicine [35].
True too, it had not yet crumbled, and had indeed withstood the mortal danger presented by Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and Soviet Russia, but Bloom saw the seed of eventual disaster in the fiasco of the Vietnam War, and was pungently prescient about the threat of militant Islam.
Sometimes it seems we spend more time pungently marking our terri- tory than making sure we're coming up with the best pos- sible solutions for our clients.