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pungency (n.)

"power of sharply affecting the taste or smell; sharpness, tartness," also figurative, 1640s, from pungent + abstract noun suffix -cy. Related: Pungence.

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Definitions of pungency from WordNet

pungency (n.)
wit having a sharp and caustic quality;
he commented with typical pungency
Synonyms: bite
pungency (n.)
a strong odor or taste property;
the pungency of mustard
Synonyms: bite / sharpness / raciness
From wordnet.princeton.edu