What does the word pungent mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Pungency.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Pungently.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pricking; stinging; caustic; keen.

Usage examples for pungent

  1. He wrote and published several pungent essays exposing the usurpations of the British Cabinet. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. Even the pungent oak logs crackling in the fireplace did so with indefinable distinction. – The Blood Red Dawn by 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 by Samuel A. Derieux