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    poignancy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poignancy

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

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

poignant refers to be pointful to any topic like KEENLY.

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poise is composure no poise leads to sadness

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