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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Sharp or harsh quality to the sense of taste or smell. Also: Exciting to the mind.

Usage examples (32)
  • If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
  • The pungent taste of radishes
  • My Mas Arai series is very culturally "pungent" -- only certain groups of readers will be attracted to my books.
  • I'm bracing myself to be met by heat, humidity, mosquitoes and what Kerry describes as a pungent odor. for more
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