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noun as in acidity

noun as in bitterness

noun as in kick

noun as in raciness

noun as in seasoning

noun as in spice

noun as in zest

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Example Sentences

Green cabbage sweetens as it cooks, while red tends to be more pungent.

Many common species of ants release pungent smells when they are in danger, squished, or otherwise dead, according to Clint Penick, an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University and ant researcher.

Our olfactory systems have long regarded pungency as not just innocuous but in fact pleasing.

“Beauty and the Beast” pairing: Pungency is contrasted with sweetness to accentuate the taste spectrum.

The weather was magnificent; it presented the best features of summer combined with the salutary pungency of autumn.

No homely pungency of wood-smoke breathed welcome on the bitter air.

Cayenne pepper is sometimes added to adulterated pepper to give it the normal pungency.

He can say daring things in a daring manner, and give the pungency of epigram to his political paradoxes.

A choking, composite odor—I detected the sick pungency of chloroform—emerged from it.


On this page you'll find 224 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pungency, such as: acerbity, acridness, astringency, sourness, tartness, and causticity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.