noun, plural poign·an·cies for 2.
Examples from the Web for 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|Tim Teeman|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once edgily shocking, the show now feels rich with pathos and poignancy.
The drive to find the cause and cure of autism rivals the urgency and poignancy to find the cause and cure of cancer.
Either way, part of the tragedy and poignancy of polio is its preferential spread to babies and toddlers.
My normalcy has its own poignancy and beauty to it that most hearing people will never know.
This poignancy of grief may be accounted for in part by the previous long-continued strain of overwork.The Hill|Horace Annesley Vachell
And her first view of Scotland only increased the poignancy of these touching regrets.
It seems to point to a possible satisfaction; and yet it owes its poignancy to the fact that the heart is still unsatisfied.The Silent Isle|Arthur Christopher Benson
It added not a little to the poignancy of this retort that the telegram was sent "collect."From Pillar to Post|John Kendrick Bangs
And so began for Sylvia the visit which always afterward stood out in her memory unique in the poignancy of its novel impressions.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham