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Synonyms for poignant
ˈpɔɪn yənt, ˈpɔɪ nəntpoignant

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  1. poignantadjective

    Evoking strong mental sensation, to the point of distress; emotionally moving.

    Flipping through his high school yearbook evoked many a poignant memory of yesteryear.

    Synonyms:
    moving, distressing

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poignant

    Synonyms:
    stinging, sharp, keen, penetrating, severe, biting, intense, piercing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affecting, poignant, touchingadjective

    arousing affect

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

    Synonyms:
    touching, affecting

    Antonyms:
    painless, unmoving

  2. poignantadjective

    keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

    "poignant anxiety"

    Synonyms:
    touching, affecting

    Antonyms:
    unmoving, painless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poignantadjective

    Synonyms:
    sharp, severe, piercing, penetrating, intense

  2. poignantadjective

    Synonyms:
    pungent, biting, acrid

  3. poignantadjective

    Synonyms:
    keen, pointed, caustic, irritating

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poignantadjective

    Synonyms:
    pricking, piercing, pungent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "poignant":

    harrowing

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How to use poignant in a sentence?

  1. Prince Edward:

    It was an experience that so many other families have had to go through during this past year or 18 months and so in that sense, it was particularly poignant, there are an awful lot of people who haven't been able to express the respect that they would like to have done. I think many people would have liked to have been there to support The Queen.

  2. Alicia Keys ':

    It has always been such a personal song and such a poignant song, and every time I play it, I want to cry because I'm thinking of my mother, I'm thinking of my grandmother, I'm thinking of friends of mine who can't make ends meet.

  3. Ian Blatchford:

    This exhibition marks 100 years since the end of the Romanov dynasty and explores one of the most dramatic periods in Russian history, all through the unique lens of science, our curatorial team have brought together an exceptional, rare and poignant collection to tell this remarkable story.

  4. Dianne Marie Teresa Cole:

    The more profound the loss, the more poignant the grief

  5. Henry M. Wriston:

    Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant.

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Translations for poignant

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  • schmerzlich, durchdringend, zugespitzt, eindringlich, streng, packend, stechend, ergreifend, eindringend, schneidend, beißend, spitz, scharf, pikant, treffend, schmerzhaftGerman
  • αιχημρός, διαπεραστικός, σπαραχτικός, οξύς, επίπονος, οδυνηρός, αιχμηρόςGreek
  • puntiagudo, penetrante, picante, claro, agudo, incisivo, punzo-cortante, elocuente, conmovedorSpanish
  • تکان دهندهPersian
  • kärkevä, pistävä, kirpeä, pikanttiFinnish
  • poignantFrench
  • tiamhaidhScottish Gaelic
  • elevenbe vágóHungarian
  • piccante, commovente, acuto, eloquente, emozionante, incisivo, affilato, appuntito, penetrante, pungente, intenso, toccante, chiaro, dolorosoItalian
  • נוגע ללבHebrew
  • 痛烈な, 鋭い, 辛辣なJapanese
  • ಕಟುವಾದKannada
  • whakaarohaMāori
  • schrijnendDutch
  • wzruszający, cięty, ostryPolish
  • agudo, penetrante, picante, emocionante, pungente, comovente, doloroso, incisivo, pontiagudo, eloquente, claroPortuguese
  • пронизывающий, острый, резкий (о запахе)Russian
  • starkSwedish
  • thấm thíaVietnamese
  • שאַרףYiddish
  • 凄美Chinese

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