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See definition of pungent on Dictionary.com
  • adj.highly flavored
  • adj.sharp, stinging in speech

synonyms for pungent

  • acid
  • acrid
  • aromatic
  • bitter
  • peppery
  • piquant
  • poignant
  • salty
  • sharp
  • sour
  • spicy
  • stinging
  • tangy
  • zesty
  • effluvious
  • hot
  • nosey
  • odoriferous
  • racy
  • rich
  • seasoned
  • snappy
  • stinking
  • strong
  • tart
  • whiffy
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antonyms for pungent

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  • blah
  • bland
  • blunt
  • calm
  • cheerful
  • dull
  • good
  • happy
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • sweet
  • tasteless
  • flavorless
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How to use pungent in a sentence

In addition, Trinidad-style aloo and channa enlists the pungent, floral herb culantro.
TRINIDAD-STYLE ALOO AND CHANNA INFUSES AN INDIAN CLASSIC WITH CARIBBEAN FLAVORBRIGID WASHINGTONJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Miller lifts the stack of sliced squash and pungent Taleggio cheese with what he calls “excitement bites.”
LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, PENNYROYAL STATION IS THERE FOR YOUTOM SIETSEMAJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
All of the spices are so pungent and flavorful and perfectly balanced, and it results in so many easy and satisfying meals.
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By now you’re probably used to dealing with the pungent, sticky mess—but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve the user experience.
NINE KITCHEN GIFTS THAT DO ONE THING REALLY WELLSARA CHODOSHNOVEMBER 26, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Why chopping garlic changes its aromaFreshly peeled garlic gives off only a faint smell, but as soon as you slice, smash or chop the cloves the odor becomes pungent and so strong that it can be hard to wash off your fingers.
THERE’S A SCIENCE TO FOOD PAIRING, AND YOU CAN LEARN IT HEREPETER COUCQUYT, BERNARD LAHOUSSE, AND JOHAN LANGENBICKOCTOBER 22, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The low-and-slow roasting method captures the essence of the allium without the pungent odor and sharp bite.
THERE’S A SCIENCE TO FOOD PAIRING, AND YOU CAN LEARN IT HEREPETER COUCQUYT, BERNARD LAHOUSSE, AND JOHAN LANGENBICKOCTOBER 22, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
It curled and twisted in the embers as if it had been a living thing; a puff of smoke, a pungent odour, and it was gone.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
It was made from the fibres of the leaves, and was considered among many to be the finest kind of the "pungent dust."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Frederick the Great and Napoleon both loved and used large quantities of the "pungent dust."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
In its pure state it is a transparent and colourless gas, having a peculiar pungent smell, and highly soluble in water.
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WORDS RELATED TO PUNGENT

  • acerbic
  • acidulous
  • biting
  • piquant
  • pungent
  • sharp
  • tart
  • vinegarish
  • vinegary
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