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Definition 1: capable of wounding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a barbed compliment
  • a biting aphorism
  • pungent satire

Synonyms for pungent in the sense of this definition

(pungent is similar to ...) expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

Definition 2: strong and sharp - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the pungent taste of radishes
  • the acrid smell of burning rubber

Synonyms for pungent in the sense of this definition

(pungent is similar to ...) pleasing to the sense of taste

"a tasty morsel"

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