pun|gent

pun|gent «PUHN juhnt», adjective.
1. sharply affecting the organs of taste and smell: »

a pungent pickle, the pungent smell of burning leaves.

SYNONYM(S): piquant, spicy.
2. Figurative. sharp; biting: »

pungent criticism.

SYNONYM(S): caustic.
3. Figurative. stimulating to the mind; keen; lively: »

a pungent wit.

SYNONYM(S): poignant.
4. Biology. piercing; sharp-pointed.
[< Latin pungēns, -entis, present participle of pungere to prick, pierce]
pun´gent|ly, adverb.
pun´gent|ness, noun.

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  • pun´gent|ly — pun|gent «PUHN juhnt», adjective. 1. sharply affecting the organs of taste and smell: »a pungent pickle, the pungent smell of burning leaves. SYNONYM(S): piquant, spicy. 2. Figurative. sharp; biting: »pungent criticism. SYNONYM(S): caustic …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pun´gent|ness — pun|gent «PUHN juhnt», adjective. 1. sharply affecting the organs of taste and smell: »a pungent pickle, the pungent smell of burning leaves. SYNONYM(S): piquant, spicy. 2. Figurative. sharp; biting: »pungent criticism. SYNONYM(S): caustic …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Gent — Gent …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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