Pungent is a related term of flaming.
As adjectives the difference between pungent and flaming
is that pungent
is having a strong odor that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances while flaming
is on fire with visible flames.
As a verb flaming is
As a noun flaming is
sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame.
Having a strong odor that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.
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- The lasagne included plenty of pungent garlic.
Having a strong taste that stings the tongue, said especially of hot (spicy) food, which has a strong and sharp or bitter taste.
- I can almost smell the fir scent… resinous, pungent .
Having a sharp and stiff point.
- The critic gave a pungent review.
On fire with visible flames.
(colloquial) Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
- The flaming debris kept the firefighter well back, and the sparks threatened the neighborhood.
(British, colloquial) Damned, bloody.
- To call him a flaming homosexual would be an understatement, but I think he acts that way just to see people react.
- I wasted three hours in that flaming traffic jam!
* flame war
* flame bait
sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame
(internet slang) vitriolic criticism
- You can expect a flaming if you post irrelevant spam to a newsgroup.