What is the difference between pungent and feist?

pungent | feist |


As a adjective pungent

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

As a noun feist is

{{context|us|regional|lang=en}} a small snappy belligerent mixed-breed dog.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    feist

    English

    Alternative forms

    * fist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US, regional) a small snappy belligerent mixed-breed dog
  • (vulgar) A silent (but pungent) fart (flatus)
  • Usage notes

    The term feist is uncommon, but the derived term feisty is common.

    Synonyms

    * SBD

    Derived terms

    * feisty

    References

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