Definition of poignant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

poignant

adjective
ˈpɔɪnjənt
 
; ˈpɔɪnjənt
 
 
having a strong effect on your feelings, especially in a way that makes you feel sad
Synonym
moving
a poignant image/moment/memory, etc.Her face was a poignant reminder of the passing of time.poignancy
ˈpɔɪnjənsi
 
; ˈpɔɪnjənsi
 
noun [uncountable]the poignancy of parting and separationOf particular poignancy was the photograph of their son with his sisters, taken the day before he died.
poignantly
ˈpɔɪnjəntli
 
; ˈpɔɪnjəntli
 
adverb
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