poignant definition

  • adjective:
    • Profoundly moving; touching: a poignant memory. See Synonyms at moving.
    • Physically painful: "Keen, poignant agonies appeared to take from their throat downward” ( Ambrose Bierce).
    • Keenly distressing to your brain or emotions: poignant anxiety.
    • Piercing; incisive: poignant criticism.
    • Neat, skillful, and the point: poignant illustrations supplementing the text.
    • Astute and important; appropriate: poignant suggestions.
    • Agreeably intense or stimulating: poignant delight.
    • Archaic Sharp or sour towards style; piquant.
    • Archaic Sharp or pungent into the odor.
    • Sharp-pointed; keen.
    • Incisive; acute.
    • neat; eloquent; relevant; relevant.
    • Evoking powerful emotional sensation, to the stage of stress; emotionally going.
    • Piquant, pungent.
    • Piercing.
    • Inducing razor-sharp physical discomfort.
    • Pricking; piercing; sharp; pungent.
    • Fig.: Pointed; keen; satirical.
    • stimulating affect
    • keenly distressing towards head or emotions
  • others:
    • Sharp toward style; biting; piquant; pungent.
    • Pointed; keen; sharp.
    • Keen; sour; satirical; hence, telling; striking.
    • extreme; piercing; really painful or severe: since, poignant pain or grief.
    • Synonyms and Piquant, etc. (see pungent), razor-sharp, acute, intense, biting, acrid, caustic.

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