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 poignant poignant

adj

  • () arousing affect  ( affecting, poignant, touching )
    arousing affect
     the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
     poignant grief cannot endure forever
    poignant grief cannot endure forever
     his gratitude was simple and touching
    his gratitude was simple and touching
  • () keenly distressing to the mind or feelings  ( poignant )
    keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
     poignant anxiety
    poignant anxiety