-adjective 1. keenly distressing to the feelings: poignant regret. 2. keen or strong in mental appeal: a subject of poignant interest. 3. affecting or moving the emotions: a poignant scene. 4. pungent to the smell: poignant cooking odors.
Asked in Sentence and Word Structure
How do you use poignant as deeply moving in a sentence?
Most people find Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches poignant even today. The newspaper critic described the play as, "Poignant and meaningful." Many artists create poignant pieces, while other artists never come close to stirring the hearts of viewers. ...
Asked in Synonyms and Antonyms
What are synonyms of bittersweet?
For the context of taste, a synonym can be "semi-sweet." There does not seem to be a synonym for the meaning "happy but sad" that the adjective invokes. The closest possibility, poignant, does not carry the same suggestion of mixed emotions. ...