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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.


Synonymsbite


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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