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POIGNANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poignant mean? 

POIGNANT (adjective)
  The adjective POIGNANT has 2 senses:

1. arousing affect
2. keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

  Familiarity information: POIGNANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POIGNANT (adjective)


Sense 1poignant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arousing affect

Synonyms:

affecting; poignant; touching

Context examples:

the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene / poignant grief cannot endure forever / his gratitude was simple and touching

Similar:

moving (arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion)


Sense 2poignant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

Context example:

poignant anxiety

Similar:

painful (causing physical or psychological pain)


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