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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A strong odor or taste property; Wit having a sharp and caustic quality.

Usage examples (36)
  • He commented with typical pungency.
  • He commented with typical pungency
  • The pungency of mustard
  • This keeps the spice from scorching; scorched Sichuan peppercorns have an acrid, bitter pungency which is less than salutary. for more
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