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Synonyms for poignant
ˈpɔɪn yənt, ˈpɔɪ nənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affecting, poignant, touching(adj)

    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. poignant(adj)

    keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

    "poignant anxiety"

    Synonyms:
    touching, affecting

    Antonyms:
    unmoving, painless

Wiktionary

  1. poignant(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poignant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp, severe, piercing, penetrating, intense

  2. poignant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pungent, biting, acrid

  3. poignant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    keen, pointed, caustic, irritating

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poignant(a)

    Synonyms:
    pricking, piercing, pungent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "poignant":

    harrowing

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#3091sharp
#3964severe
#7014affecting
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#9217keen
#11018piercing
#11305touching
#18316biting
#22283penetrating
#28144poignant
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#44050harrowing

How to use poignant in a sentence?

  1. Michael Enright:

    And what was most poignant for me.

  2. 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.

  3. Blow:

    George So in the end, was it worth it Jesus Christ. How irreparably changed my life has become. It's always the last days of summer and I've been left out in the cold with no door to get back in. I'll grant you I've had more than my share of poignant moments. Life passes most people by when they're busy making grand plans for it. Throughout my lifetime I've left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there's almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent. There are no more white horses or pretty ladies at my door.

  4. 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.

  5. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.


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
  • 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
  • whakaarohaMāori
  • schrijnendDutch
  • wzruszający, cięty, ostryPolish
  • agudo, penetrante, picante, emocionante, pungente, comovente, doloroso, incisivo, pontiagudo, eloquente, claroPortuguese
  • пронизывающий, острый, резкий (о запахе)Russian
  • starkSwedish
  • 凄美Chinese

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