pungency

Definitions of pungency
  1. noun
    a strong odor or taste property
    “the pungency of mustard”
    synonyms: bite, raciness, sharpness
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    type of:
    spice, spicery, spiciness
    the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
  2. noun
    wit having a sharp and caustic quality
    “he commented with typical pungency
    synonyms: bite
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    type of:
    humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness
    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter