HyperDic: poignancy

English > 2 senses of the word poignancy:
NOUNstatepoignancy, poignancea state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
attributepoignancy, pathosa quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
poignancy > pronunciation
Soundspoy'nyahnsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > poignancy: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of deeply felt distress or sorrow.
Example"a moment of extraordinary poignancy"
Synonympoignance
Broadersadness, sorrow, sorrowfulnessThe state of being sad
Spanishpatetismo
Catalanpatetisme
Adjectivespoignantkeenly distressing to the mind or feelings
English > poignancy: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow).
Synonympathos
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Spanishpatetismo
Adjectivespoignantarousing affect

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