pungency

noun pun·gen·cy \ ˈpən-jən(t)-sē \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of pungency

: the quality or state of being pungent

Examples of pungency in a Sentence

  1. the pungency of the vinegar gives the salad dressing the kick that it needs

  2. theatergoers have long delighted in the pungency and wit of the play's dialogue

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First Known Use of pungency

1649

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pungency

noun pun·gen·cy \ ˈpən-jən-sē \

medical Definition of pungency

plural pungencies
: the quality or state of being pungent


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