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1. [a] sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell; "tasting the pungent wood sorrel"; "pungent curry"; "a pungent smell of burning sulfur"

2. [s] capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

similar words

1. [s] acrid

2. [s] gingery

3. [s] hot

4. [s] peppery

5. [s] spicy

6. [a] sarcastic

opposite words

1. [a] bland

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