Pungent vs Ngapi - What's the difference?

pungent | ngapi |


As an adjective pungent

is having a strong odor that stings the nose, said especially of acidic or spicy substances.

As a noun ngapi is

a pungent paste made from fermented fish or shrimp in burmese cuisine.

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.
  • * 1991 , , Concrete: American Christmas , Dark Horse Books
  • 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

    ngapi

    English

    (wikipedia ngapi)

    Noun

    (-)
  • A pungent paste made from fermented fish or shrimp in Burmese cuisine.
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