Dictionary Results for poignancy

1. poignancy - noun

· a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; "a moment of extraordinary poignancy"

Synonym(s): poignance

Hypernym(s): sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness

2. poignancy - noun

· a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow); "the film captured all the pathos of their situation"

Synonym(s): pathos

Hypernym(s): quality

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