Definitions for: Pungency


[n] a sharp bitter taste property
[n] having an acrid smell
[n] having a sharp bitter flavor



Webster (1913) Definition: Pun"gen*cy, n.
The quality or state of being pungent or piercing; keenness;
sharpness; piquancy; as, the pungency of ammonia. ``The
pungency of menaces.'' --Hammond.

Synonyms: acridity, bite, sharpness, sharpness

See Also: bitter, bitterness, odor, odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, spice, spicery, spiciness

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