Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pungency

2 senses of pungency

Sense 1
pungency, bite -- (wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire")
       => wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness -- (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Sense 2
pungency, bite, sharpness, raciness -- (a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine")
       => spiciness, spice, spicery -- (the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored)

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