Definition of Poignance

1. Noun. A state of deeply felt distress or sorrow. "A moment of extraordinary poignancy"

Exact synonyms: Poignancy
Generic synonyms: Sadness, Sorrow, Sorrowfulness
Derivative terms: Poignant, Poignant



Definition of Poignance

1. Noun. Poignancy; the quality or state of being poignant. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Poignance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poignance

pogroming
pogromist
pogromists
pogroms
pogues
pogy
pohagen
pohickory
poi
poieses
poiesis
poietic
poietin
poignado
poignance (current term)
poignances
poignancies
poignancy
poignant
poignantly
poignard
poignards
poikilitic
poikilo-
poikiloblast
poikiloblastic
poikilocarynoses
poikilocarynosis
poikilocyte

Literary usage of Poignance

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1. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Even the poignance seems on the point of falling asleep. Often Aiken loses himself in this watery welten of language. In trying to create a closer liaison ..."

2. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Even the poignance seems on the point of falling asleep. Often Aiken loses himself in this watery welter of language. In trying to create a closer liaison ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1763)
"... and poignance, we think it could not have failed engaging the public attention. The Writer's reflections are, in general, ..."

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