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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow); A state of deeply felt distress or sorrow.

Usage examples (37)
  • A moment of extraordinary poignancy
  • Rome adds a certain poignancy to the story, I think.
  • I think that's one of the reasons you saw the kind of poignancy that was embodied in their two statements.
  • The lady praised its 'poignancy' and 'grave beauty'. for more
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