Definition of Poynant

1. Adjective. (obsolete form of poignant) (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹



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Definition of Poynant

1. poignant [adj] - See also: poignant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poynant

poxed
poxes
poxier
poxiest
poxing
poxlike
poxviral
poxvirus
poxviruses
poxy
poy
poyarkovite
poynado
poynadoes
poynados
poynant (current term)
poynard
poynt
poynted
poynting
poynts
poyous
poyse
poysed
poyses
poysing
poyson
poysoned
poysoning

Literary usage of Poynant

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1. The Four Visitations of Bershire Made and Taken by Thomas Benolte, Clarnceuc by Thomas Benolt, William Harvey, Henry Chitting, John Philipot, William Camden, Elias Ashmole, Sir Edward Bysshe, College of Arms (Great Britain) (1908)
"... Grant of Arms to Mighell poynant of London, 1508. MS. Ashm. 840, pp. 377, 378 (see Allen of Streatley, Vol. I., p. 156). ..."

2. The Corpus Ms (Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford) of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (1879)
"... and heuy and ful Bernardu> scharp and poynant 1 in herto [131] H ffirst 1 ... 1 his fader celestial [132] H And jet 1 more scharp and poynant H ffor ho ..."

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