noun, plural poign·an·cies for 2.
Origin of poignancy
Related Words for poignancypassion, sadness, pathos, concentration, sharpness, piquancy, sentimentality, feeling, unhappiness
Examples from the Web for poignancy
Contemporary Examples of poignancy
The signs have a poignancy, says Moss, “because there is a tension in them in what they are not saying,” he says.The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City
August 6, 2014
Once edgily shocking, the show now feels rich with pathos and poignancy.Who Will Win the Tony Awards?
June 7, 2014
The drive to find the cause and cure of autism rivals the urgency and poignancy to find the cause and cure of cancer.No, PETA, Cow Milk Does Not Cause Autism
May 30, 2014
Either way, part of the tragedy and poignancy of polio is its preferential spread to babies and toddlers.Who’s to Blame for Global Polio Emergency?
May 6, 2014
My normalcy has its own poignancy and beauty to it that most hearing people will never know.This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth
December 23, 2013
Historical Examples of poignancy
For twenty-four hours Mr. Caryll's grief was overwhelming in its poignancy.The Lion's Skin
To be “run ashore” has the littleness, poignancy, and bitterness of human error.The Mirror of the Sea
It was my first delinquency, and had all the poignancy of a first fault.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
These words from her had a poignancy of meaning which made his reply difficult.Cavanagh: Forest Ranger
But indistinct as things were, the poignancy of it went through him, and he groaned.The Bishop of Cottontown
John Trotwood Moore