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pungent

pun·gent

pungent

 
 
pronunciation:
puhng jnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sharp and penetrating in taste or smell; acrid.
A good, pungent mustard will make your eyes water.a pungent relish
synonyms:
acrid, sharp
antonyms:
bland
similar words:
acerbic, acid, biting, bitter, hot, penetrating, piquant, spicy, strong, tangy, tart, vinegary, zesty
definition 2: biting or caustic; penetrating.
pungent criticism
synonyms:
acerbic, acrid, biting, caustic, cutting, mordant, penetrating, sharp, tart
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
acid, astringent, incisive, keen, piercing, scathing, trenchant
definition 3: stimulating to the mind; sharp.
a pungent analysis
synonyms:
acute, keen, penetrating, sharp
similar words:
clever, moving, piercing, poignant, provocative, scintillating, sensational, stimulating, stirring, touching
derivations: pungently (adv.), pungency (n.)
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