Definition for Pungent

pungent, adj. [L. pungens, piquant to the smell or taste.] (webplay: acrid, taste).

  1. Sharp; biting; piercing; stabbing; prickling; harsh; acidic; [fig.] frosty; snappy; nippy with cold; signaling the approach of winter.
  2. Exciting; stimulating; captivating.
  3. Aromatic; fragrant; strong-smelling; emitting an intense scent; with the smell of pine needles.
  4. Bold; overwhelming; overbearing.

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