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pungent

adjective uk   /ˈpʌn.dʒənt/ us  
describes a very strong smell or taste, sometimes one that is unpleasantly strong: the pungent whiff of a goat I sat down to a cup of wonderfully pungent Turkish coffee.Flavours and tastesSmells and smellingNot pleasant to eat or drink literary describes speech or writing that is very strongly felt: pungent criticism/commentaryCritical and uncomplimentaryStrong feelings
pungency
noun [U] uk   /-dʒən.si/ us  
The cheeses vary in pungency.Flavours and tastesSmells and smellingNot pleasant to eat or drink
pungently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Flavours and tastesSmells and smellingNot pleasant to eat or drink
(Definition of pungent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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