poignant
[ poin-yuhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English from Old French, literally "pricking," present participle of poindre, from Latin pungere "to prick"
Synonyms
    1.
  • emotional passionate sentimental
    2.
  • disturbing bitter heartrending
Antonyms
    1.
  • unaffecting unemotional unmoving
    2.
  • cheerful happy
Definition
1. affecting or moving the emotions
2. keenly distressing to the feelings
Examples
1. A) The film is a poignant mood piece reflecting on love in its very last days. B) The ending is so poignant I sobbed in my room for an hour afterward.
2. A) The box is weirdly poignant to me, which is why I buried it in the closet. B) The garnet ring hit upon something poignant within him, and he turned away quickly.
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