pungency (part of speech: noun)
- Tom had a nagging air, and a trifle of acridity on his broad features. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- After it is freed from acridity by baking, the kalo is pounded until reduced to a kind of paste which is eaten cold, under the name of poi. - "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands", Charles Nordhoff.
- Personal experience of it convinces us that a great deal of the pungency of this snuff is due to the addition of some aromatic herb in addition to the natural acridity produced by the highly dried tobacco. - "Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce", E. R. Billings.