Definición de pungent en inglés:

pungent

Saltos de línea: pun|gent
Pronunciación: /ˈpʌn(d)ʒ(ə)nt
 
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adjetivo

1Having a sharply strong taste or smell: the pungent smell of frying onions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Raw ginger has a refreshing smell and a pungent taste that most people like.
  • However, in our laboratory a strong pungent smell had been noticed in the morning, after overnight sterilization.
  • After four days, the beer however deteriorates and develops a vinegary and pungent smell and taste.
Sinónimos
strong, powerful, pervasive, penetrating, suffocating, stifling;
sharp, acrid, acid, sour, biting, stinging, burning, smarting, irritating;
nauseating, nauseous, sickly, offensive, astringent, bitter, fetid, cloying
literary mephitic
highly flavoured, aromatic, spicy, spiced, piquant, peppery, hot, fiery
1.1(Of comment, criticism, or humour) having a sharp and caustic quality: he has expressed some fairly pungent criticisms
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Bambooque's criticism is sharp and pungent, but without being limited to the leader.
  • The Duke of Norfolk, in the next row, offered pungent comments about one or two of them.
  • She has some pungent comments about the spineless response to terrorism.
Sinónimos

Origen

late 16th century (in the sense 'very painful or distressing'): from Latin pungent- 'pricking', from the verb pungere.

Derivativos

pungency

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Bush tomatoes have an intense, earthy-tomato and caramel flavor of great piquancy and pungency.
  • The oils have the pepper aroma and flavour but lack pungency.
  • Such levels of spices can be comfortably consumed in the regular diet, except when their consumption is limited by the pungency (red pepper) or strong odour (garlic).

pungently

adverbio
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Horses, on the other hand, gave off less offensive odours; harnessed to a mowing machine or harvester, in the heat of an autumn day, they emitted a sweaty smell and pungently broke wind.
  • Hepungently assesses the disgusting abdication of moral responsibility being displayed by Europe over the race to acquire nuclear weapons.
  • There is a whiff of conspiracy in the air and it reeks pungently of Chardonnay glugging down the plug hole and just a dash of carpet-trampled kettle chips.

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