Examples of pungency in a Sentence
the pungency of the vinegar gives the salad dressing the kick that it needs
theatergoers have long delighted in the pungency and wit of the play's dialogue
Recent Examples of pungency from the Web
The surprise was that the sharp, gamy pungency of the quails flavored the pork as much as the pork flavored them, an ancient taste that I had never suspected existed.
Ms. Majok has engineered her plot to lead naturally to moments of intense and complicated pungency.
Her voice has a husky power and pungency akin to Adele, Rihanna and Pink; her songs can be vows of attraction or counterattacks in a lovers’ quarrel.
Because the spices are freshly ground every time, there’s an appealing pungency that really stands up to grilled food.
The oppressive heat gave added pungency to the smell of human filth in the Girgaun district of Bombay's slums.
The green onions add some pungency, and the cheddar cheese ensures that even the brisket that's not in direct contact with the mac n' cheese is still touching cheese.
Blanching before cooking will reduce its pungency as well.
Then there’s an additional sense of pungency, [as in] the burning feeling of pepper from hot wings.
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First Known Use of pungency
Synonymsacerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, poignancy, edge, roughness, sharpness, tartness
Related Wordsginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorniness
Near Antonymsgentleness, kindliness
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