Definition of pungency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pungency

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpʌndʒənsi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌndʒənsi//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the quality of having a strong taste or smell The darker the chilli, the greater its pungency.
  2. 2the quality of being direct and having a strong effect the emotional pungency of his writing