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English noun: pungency

1. pungency (communication) wit having a sharp and caustic quality

SamplesHe commented with typical pungency.
The bite of satire.


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

2. pungency (attribute) a strong odor or taste property

SamplesThe pungency of mustard.
The sulfurous bite of garlic.
The sharpness of strange spices.
The raciness of the wine.

Synonymsbite, raciness, sharpness

Broader (hypernym)spice, spicery, spiciness

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