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pungency

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1 a harsh or sharp quality
  • the pungency of the vinegar gives the salad dressing the kick that it needs

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2 the quality or state of being stimulating to the mind or senses
  • theatergoers have long delighted in the pungency and wit of the play's dialogue

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The first known use of pungency was in 1649

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“Pungency.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pungency. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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