1. poignancy

noun. ['ˈpɔɪnjənsi'] a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow.


  • poignance
  • sadness
  • sorrowfulness


  • inutility
  • generality
  • fruitfulness
  • naivete

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Rhymes with Poignancy

  • absorbency
  • accountancy
  • agency
  • ascendancy
  • ascendency
  • bouncy
  • buoyancy
  • chancey
  • chancy
  • chauncey
  • chauncy
  • clancey
  • clancy
  • clemency
  • cogency
  • competency
  • complacency
  • conservancy
  • consistency
  • constancy

How do you pronounce poignancy?

Pronounce poignancy as ˈpɔɪnjənsi.

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Sentences with poignancy

1. Noun, singular or mass
Give a nod to the poignancy of the moment and the prospects of the future.

Quotes about poignancy

1. A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.
- V. Vale, Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual

2. poignancy

noun. ['ˈpɔɪnjənsi'] a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow).


  • pathos


  • joy
  • cheerfulness