poignancy

[ poin-yuh n-see, poin-uh n- ]
/ ˈpɔɪn yən si, ˈpɔɪn ən- /

noun, plural poign·an·cies for 2.

the state or condition of being poignant.
a poignant moment, event, situation, or the like.

Origin of poignancy

First recorded in 1680–90; poign(ant) + -ancy
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