Definition Of pungent


having a sharply strong taste or smell.

the pungent smell of frying onions

Example Of pungent

  • A pungent odour can be smelt far from the factory and the hill facing the chimney is bare.

  • A dark figure leant over him, and something with a strong, pungent smell was thrust into his face.

  • After four days, the beer however deteriorates and develops a vinegary and pungent smell and taste.

  • Alison could see the yellowish stained teeth and the pungent smell of cigars and liquor was in his breath from a bar most likely.

  • Bambooque's criticism is sharp and pungent , but without being limited to the leader.

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