Poignant is an adjective that is used to describe something that causes a strong feeling of distress or sadness. Affecting or moving the emotions.


  1. His past is a ‘poignant’ reminder of his mistakes and how far downhill he went.
  2. Words can be more ‘poignant’ than actions.
  3. ‘Poignant’ thoughts about all of the opportunities he missed still haunt him.

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