Synonyms and Antonyms of pungency
1 a harsh or sharp quality the pungency of the vinegar gives the salad dressing the kick that it needs Synonyms of pungency acerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, poignancy, edge, roughness, sharpness, tartnessWords Related to pungency ginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorninessNear Antonyms of pungency gentleness, kindlinessAntonyms of pungency mildness, softness
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 Synonyms of pungency nip, piquancy, spice, tang, zest, zingWords Related to pungency raciness, spiciness; fieriness, hotness; acuteness, keenness, sharpness; provocativeness; excitement, invigoration, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, thrill; bitterness, mordance, trenchancy; flavor, redolence, savor (also savour), savoriness, tastinessNear Antonyms of pungency flatness, tastelessness; dullness (also dulness), insipidity, monotonousness, monotony, platitude, predictability, sameness, tediousness; blandness, thinness, weaknessAntonyms of pungency insipidity
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