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    poignant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poignant

    (adj) arousing affect
    Synonyms : affecting , touching
    Example Sentence
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
    (adj) keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
    Example Sentence
    • poignant anxiety
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for poignant

sounds like "pregnant", think what the situation of a woman would be who is pregnant and watching a video of a "woman giving birth".. obviously gr8 but painful as well

POIGNANT sounds like POINT. I picture E.T. and Elliott pointing and touching index finger tips during that POIGNANT, famous scene.

Poise is something related to "great coolness and composure under strain" --poignant is somthing opposite to that..which implies Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings.

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poignant = poem + igniting = igniting sadly poetic feelings

poignant poig( poison) + aunty; Aunty is poisonous i.e giving distress to us.

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