Pungent vs Flaming - What's the difference?

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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

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As a noun flaming is

sterilization by holding an object in a hot flame.

pungent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having a strong odor that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.
  • The lasagne included plenty of pungent garlic.
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  • I can almost smell the fir scent… resinous, pungent .
  • Having a strong taste that stings the tongue, said especially of hot (spicy) food, which has a strong and sharp or bitter taste.
  • Stinging; acerbic.
  • The critic gave a pungent review.
  • Having a sharp and stiff point.
  • Derived terms

    * pungence * pungently

    flaming

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • On fire with visible flames.
  • The flaming debris kept the firefighter well back, and the sparks threatened the neighborhood.
  • (colloquial) Extremely obvious; visibly evident. Typically of a homosexual male.
  • To call him a flaming homosexual would be an understatement, but I think he acts that way just to see people react.
  • (British, colloquial) Damned, bloody.
  • I wasted three hours in that flaming traffic jam!

    Verb

    (head)
  • See also

    * flame war * flame bait

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
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