Bitter and Pungent


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Bitter adjective – Having or showing deep-seated resentment.
Pungent is a synonym for bitter in sharp topic. In some cases you can use "Pungent" instead an adjective "Bitter", when it comes to topics like sarcastic.
Nearby Words: bitterness, bitterly, bittern, bitterish
Synonyms for Bitter


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Pungent adjective – Having a powerfully stimulating odor or flavor.
Usage example: a pungent chili that is not for those with timid taste buds

Bitter is a synonym for pungent in sour topic. You can use "Bitter" instead an adjective "Pungent", if it concerns topics such as sarcastic, sharp, strong, nauseating.
Nearby Word: pungency
Synonyms for Pungent

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  • Food Pills The tongue only tastes the eight basic flavors (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami, cooling, pungent, and stringent); all the nuance comes from your sense of smell contributing.
    Source: Food Pills
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