Definition of poignancy in English:

poignancy

Syllabification: poign·an·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈpoinyənsē
 
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noun

  • The quality of evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret: the pregnancy has a special poignancy for her family
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    • What gives this wretched episode extra poignancy is the fact that the bandit commander's life had been saved by the Red Cross a year earlier.
    • It may be a history lesson but it is sure to portray with poignancy the humour, hurt, heartbreak and pain that they didn't teach us in the classroom.
    • The album isn't bad because it isn't distressing or painful, which one would expect from poignancy.
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poignance

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  • Historical, psychological and spiritual themes embroider the simple ghost story and contribute poignance and depth to what would amount to little more than a campfire tale in terms of plot.
  • And while part of the point and poignance of the dialogues is their dramatic structure, that doesn't actually make the dialogues successful as plays.
  • And it's difficult to say, really, why her case seizes our attention and sense of poignance in ways that keep it before our attention.

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