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poignancy

[ poin-yuhn-see, poin-uhn- ]
/ ˈpɔɪn yən si, ˈpɔɪn ən- /
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noun, plural poign·an·cies for 2.
the state or condition of being poignant.
a poignant moment, event, situation, or the like.
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Origin of poignancy

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