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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

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

From inside where I live, I feel like I just perceive events in a certain rational way. I often find it sad or poignant, and it may not make me laugh a bit. But I don't mind inventing a portrait that allows others to laugh if that's what they want to do.
Madeline Kahn

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.
Eric Hoffer
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