(Pun"gent*ly), adv. In a pungent manner; sharply.
(Pun"gled) a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Shriveled or shrunken; said especially of grain which
has lost its juices from the ravages of insects, such as the wheat midge, or Trips
(Pung"y) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A small sloop or shallop, or a large boat with sails.
(Pu"nic) a. [L. Punicus pertaining to Carthage, or its inhabitants, fr. Poeni the Carthaginians.]
1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Carthaginians.
2. Characteristic of the ancient Carthaginians; faithless; treacherous; as, Punic faith.
Yes, yes, his faith attesting nations own;H. Brooke.
'T is Punic all, and to a proverb known.
(Pu"nice) n. (Zoöl.) See Punese. [Obs. or R.]
(Pu"nice), v. t. To punish. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Pu*ni"ceous Pu*ni"cial) a. [L. puniceus, fr. Punicus Punic.] Of a bright red or purple
(Pu"ni*ness) n. The quality or state of being puny; littleness; pettiness; feebleness.
(Pun"ish) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Punishing.] [OE. punischen, F. punir,
from L. punire, punitum, akin to poena punishment, penalty. See Pain, and -ish.]
1. To impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss, or suffering for a crime or fault, either with or without
a view to the offender's amendment; to cause to suffer in retribution; to chasten; as, to punish traitors with
death; a father punishes his child for willful disobedience.
A greater powerMilton.
Now ruled him, punished in the shape he sinned.
2. To inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or
loss; as, to punish murder or treason with death.
3. To injure, as by beating; to pommel. [Low]
Syn. To chastise; castigate; scourge; whip; lash; correct; discipline. See Chasten.
(Pun"ish*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. punissable.] Deserving of, or liable to, punishment; capable of
being punished by law or right; said of person or offenses.
That time was, when to be a Protestant, to be a Christian, was by law as punishable as to be a traitor.Milton.
(Pun"ish*er) n. One who inflicts punishment.
1. The act of punishing.