Pungent definitions

pŭn'jənt
Producing a sharp sensation of taste or smell; acrid.
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Sharp and piercing to the mind; poignant; painful.
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Sharply penetrating; expressive; biting.

Pungent language.

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Keenly clever; stimulating.
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Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation.
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Pointed.

A pungent leaf.

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The definition of pungent is something with a strong smell or taste, or something directly to the point.

An example of something pungent is the smell of garlic.

An example of a pungent remark is the witty satire of a comedian.

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Having a strong odor that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.

The lasagne included plenty of pungent garlic.

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Having a strong taste that stings the tongue, said especially of hot (spicy) food, which has a strong and sharp or bitter taste.
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Having a sharp and stiff point.

The critic gave a pungent review.

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Penetrating, biting, or caustic.

Pungent satire.

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To the point; sharp.

Pungent talks during which the major issues were confronted.

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Origin of pungent

Latin pungēns pungent- present participle of pungere to sting peuk- in Indo-European roots