Pungent synonyms

pŭn'jənt

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(Archaic) Piercing or stinging; bitter
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Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste:
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Having the sharp, acid taste of lemon juice, vinegar, green fruit, etc.
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Of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol
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Piquant; zesty:
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Sharp, biting, penetrating, pointed, etc.
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Acid is defined as something that has a sour taste, or something that has a pH of less than 7 in chemistry.
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Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not to the taste; pungent.
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That contracts bodily tissue and checks secretions, capillary bleeding, etc.; styptic
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Capable of burning, corroding or destroying organic tissue.
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Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, hanging, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as the corrosive action of an acid.
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Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
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Caustic; sarcastic.
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Having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.
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The definition of scathing is something or someone severely and harshly critical.
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Dashing; pelting:
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(Figuratively) Keen; biting; vigorously effective and articulate; severe; as, trenchant wit.
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Eager or quick to argue, fight or start a conflict.
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Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation
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Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation
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Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
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So sharp as to cause mental pain
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Sharp or biting, as in character or expression:
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Sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting.
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(Mineralogy) Containing a high percentage of silica; opposed to basic.
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Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic:
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Having the capacity to sting.
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Bitter and caustic in temper, manner, or speech
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Having an acute angle.
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Characterized by strong feelings of hatred, resentment, cynicism, etc.
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Intensely painful; agonizing.
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Full of flavor; savory.
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Charged or energized with electricity:
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Strongly felt or perceived; intense; strong
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Sharp and stinging in style or content; vivid or fiery:
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Able or seeming to pierce, as:
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Very evident; emphasized; conspicuous
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The definition of provocative is something exciting, stimulating or erotic.
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(Figuratively) Experienced, especially used to indicate a veteran of the naval services; salty dog (from salt of the sea).
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Experienced, especially in terms of a profession or a hobby
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Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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(Archaic) Brisk; fresh.
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Smart or chic in appearance:
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Having a manner that stimulates.
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Containing a considerable percentage of alcohol:
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Having a tang, or pleasantly sharp flavor
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The definition of witty is someone or something that is funny and clever.
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Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.
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(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
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Having no flavour; bland, insipid
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Dull and uninteresting.
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Cloudy or overcast:
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Flat; lacking character or definition.
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Stinging; cutting
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Sharp and biting, as the cold.
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(Chem.) Of or designating certain cyclic compounds, including benzene, derivatives of benzene, and compounds containing one or more benzene rings: many of these derivatives and compounds have a recognizable odor
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Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.
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Find another word for pungent. In this page you can discover 69 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pungent, like: piquant, sharp, sour, vitriolic, spicy, poignant, acid, acrid, astringent, caustic and corrosive.