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Noun: pungency  pún-jun(t)-see
  1. Wit having a sharp and caustic quality
    "he commented with typical pungency";
    - bite
  2. A strong odour or taste property
    "the pungency of mustard";
    - bite, sharpness, raciness

Derived forms: pungencies

Type of: drollness, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], spice, spicery, spiciness, wit, witticism, wittiness

Encyclopedia: Pungency