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1. poignant

adjective. ['ˈpɔɪnjənt'] arousing affect.

Synonyms

  • touching
  • affecting

Antonyms

  • nonmoving
  • motionlessness
  • immobile

Etymology

  • poynaunt (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Poignant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

How do you pronounce poignant?

Pronounce poignant as ˈpɔɪnjənt.

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Example sentences of the word poignant


1. Adjective
Use poignant language to bring your speech to life.

Quotes containing the word poignant


1. I only photograph myself at poignant moments in my life as a check of where I am and how large my thighs are.
- Sam Taylor-Johnson

2. I believe there is a kind of happiness to be found in every thing in life, in all that is good and pleasing, as well as in that which is sad or poignant.
- Syrie James, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

2. poignant

adjective. ['ˈpɔɪnjənt'] keenly distressing to the mind or feelings.

Antonyms

  • unstimulating

Etymology

  • poynaunt (Anglo-Norman)
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