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1. pungency

noun. a strong odor or taste property.

Synonyms

  • bite
  • spiciness
  • raciness
  • spicery
  • spice

Antonyms

  • opacity
  • softness
  • dull
  • dullness

Etymology

  • -cy (English)
  • pungent (English)
  • pungens (Latin)

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2. pungency

noun. wit having a sharp and caustic quality.

Synonyms

  • bite
  • humor
  • humour
  • wittiness
  • wit

Antonyms

  • stupidity
  • good nature
  • addition
  • failure

Etymology

  • -cy (English)
  • pungent (English)
  • pungens (Latin)

Example sentences of the word pungency


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you break off a leaf from the horseradish plant, you may get only a faint smell of pungency, not unlike the smell from cabbage juice or freshly grated coleslaw.

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