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poignancy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poignancy

(noun) a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
Synonyms : poignance
Example Sentence
  • a moment of extraordinary poignancy

(noun) a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
Synonyms : pathos
Example Sentence
  • the film captured all the pathos of their situation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poignancy

POIGNANCY sounds like pregnancy, and an unwanted pregnancy is sometimes a cause of sadness
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by amitarora

poignancy is derived from poise... poised means tended towards... poignancy means tended towards emotions
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by vishvodhay

poignant refers to be pointful to any topic like KEENLY.
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by daringdavin

poise is composure no poise leads to sadness
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