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Definition 1: arousing affect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where poignant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
  • poignant grief cannot endure forever
  • his gratitude was simple and touching

Synonyms for poignant in the sense of this definition

(poignant is similar to ...) arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion

"she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"

Definition 2: keenly distressing to the mind or feelings - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where poignant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • poignant anxiety

(poignant is similar to ...) causing physical or psychological pain

"worked with painful slowness"

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