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Definition of Poignant

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

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

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
Logan Pearsall Smith

It was, when I read it, I thought, such a beautiful script. I loved the story. I thought it was well handled. I thought it was even more moving because it was a true story and that made it even more poignant.
Jennifer Connelly
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