pungency

Definitions of pungency
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n a strong odor or taste property

“the pungency of mustard”
Synonyms:
bite, raciness, sharpness
Type of:
spice, spicery, spiciness
the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored

n wit having a sharp and caustic quality

“he commented with typical pungency
Synonyms:
bite
Type of:
humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness
a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

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