English noun: pungency
|1.||pungency (communication) wit having a sharp and caustic quality|
|Samples||He commented with typical pungency.|
The bite of satire.
|Broader (hypernym)||humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness|
|2.||pungency (attribute) a strong odor or taste property|
|Samples||The pungency of mustard.|
The sulfurous bite of garlic.
The sharpness of strange spices.
The raciness of the wine.
|Synonyms||bite, raciness, sharpness|
|Broader (hypernym)||spice, spicery, spiciness|