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Definition of Poignant


  1. Pricking; piercing; sharp; pungent.
  2. Fig.: Pointed; keen; satirical.

Poignant Quotations

Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
Zane Grey

I think one of the most poignant things is unrequited love and loneliness.
Wilbur Smith

Songs are great. I love songs. I sing them in the shower sometimes. They can be poignant or cheery or angry, and they can have catchy and satisfying melodies. There's nothing wrong with songs.
Russell Smith

He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world.
Arthur Miller

It was a bizarre existence I led in my early twenties - that cliche of the comedian who goes out and entertains a roomful of people and then goes home to a lonely bedsit was unbelievably poignant for me because that was exactly what I was doing. I had periods of real loneliness.
Paul Merton
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