Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Pricking; stinging; caustic; keen.

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Usage examples "pungent":

  1. He wrote and published several pungent essays exposing the usurpations of the British Cabinet. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
  2. Even the pungent oak logs crackling in the fireplace did so with indefinable distinction. - "The Blood Red Dawn", Charles Caldwell Dobie.
  3. One day after the leaves had turned red and brown and the mornings grown chilly and pungent, a crowd of people, strangers to Comet, came to the big house at Oak Hill. - "Frank of Freedom Hill", Samuel A. Derieux.