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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pungent mean? 

PUNGENT (adjective)
  The adjective PUNGENT has 2 senses:

1. strong and sharp
2. capable of wounding

  Familiarity information: PUNGENT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PUNGENT (adjective)

Sense 1pungent [BACK TO TOP]


Strong and sharp


acrid; pungent

Context examples:

the pungent taste of radishes / the acrid smell of burning rubber


tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)

Sense 2pungent [BACK TO TOP]


Capable of wounding


barbed; biting; mordacious; nipping; pungent

Context examples:

a barbed compliment / a biting aphorism / pungent satire


sarcastic (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

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