Women who use the pungent coverup make less money than fully topless dancers, but many seem to prefer the alternative.
Dry-aged beef tends to be richer, more aromatic, and pungent in flavor, and is generally regarded as a superior-tasting beef.
The instant she'd opened him up, she detected the putrid, pungent smell of booze as it breaks down in the body.
Their free clinic in central Athens is housed in a shabby apartment that smells of feverish bodies and pungent medicine.
New hires are also warned not to wear perfume or aftershave that is too pungent.
She could perceive just one star peering through a rift of cloud, and in her nostrils was the pungent odor of tobacco.
His audience was inclined to limit him to the time when he could be pungent.
The damp sodden leaves sent up a pungent odor as his feet crushed them.
It smelled sweet and pungent and suspicious, but, then—this was Christmas Eve.
The smell of the sage brush, pungent and aromatic, is in my nostrils from day to day.
1590s, "sharp, poignant" (of pain or grief), from Latin pungentem (nominative pungens), present participle of pungere "to prick, pierce, sting," figuratively, "to vex, grieve, trouble, afflict," related to pugnus "fist" (see pugnacious). Meaning "having powerful odor or taste" first recorded 1660s. Literal sense "sharp, pointed" (c.1600) is very rare in English, mostly limited to botany. Middle English and early Modern English also had a now-obsolete verb punge "to prick, pierce; to smart, cause to sting," from Latin pungere. Related: Pungently.