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Definitions and Synonyms of pungency | Another word for pungency | What is pungency?

Definition 1: a strong odor or taste property - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where pungency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pungency of mustard
  • the sulfurous bite of garlic
  • the sharpness of strange spices
  • the raciness of the wine

Synonyms for pungency in the sense of this definition

(pungency is a kind of ...) the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

Definition 2: wit having a sharp and caustic quality - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where pungency or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he commented with typical pungency
  • the bite of satire

Synonyms for pungency in the sense of this definition

(pungency is a kind of ...) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

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