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pungent

adjective uk   /ˈpʌn.dʒənt/ us  
A pungent smell or taste is very strong, sometimes unpleasantly strong: the pungent whiff of a goat I sat down to a cup of wonderfully pungent Turkish coffee. literary Pungent speech or writing is very strongly felt: pungent criticism/commentary
pungency
noun [U] uk   /-dʒən.si/ us  
The cheeses vary in pungency.
pungently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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