pungent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pun'junt), [key]
— adj.
  1. sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power; biting; acrid.
  2. acutely distressing to the feelings or mind; poignant.
  3. caustic, biting, or sharply expressive: pungent remarks.
  4. mentally stimulating or appealing: pungent wit.
  5. piercing or sharp-pointed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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