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What is another word for pungent?

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Having a sharply strong taste or smell
“The more herbs you use, the more pungent the sauce will be.”
Having an offensive smell or taste
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“The pungent smell of petrol at service stations will soon be a thing of the past under government plans to force retailers to cut cancer-causing fumes.”
Strongly stimulating or overpowering to the senses
“The pungent aroma of the pickles pervaded the entire lobby.”
Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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“The Duke of Norfolk, in the next row, offered pungent comments about one or two of them.”
Strongly stimulating to one's mind
“But, again, these five lines, set up just as they are, tell a pungent story.”
Very pleasing to the palate or taste buds
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Having the smell, taste, and texture of game meat (which is typically slightly decomposed)
(of a flavor or color) Rich or intense
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