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Meaning of “poignant” - Learner’s Dictionary

poignant

adjective     /ˈpɔɪnjənt/
making you feel sad: It's a poignant story about a poor family's struggle to survive.Making people sad, shocked and upset
poignancy     /ˈpɔɪnjənsi/ noun [U] the quality of being poignantMaking people sad, shocked and upset poignantly adverb
Translations of “poignant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人痛苦的,酸楚的, 深深打動人的…
in Russian трогательный…
in Turkish dokunaklı, üzücü, acıklı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人痛苦的,酸楚的, 深深打动人的…
in Polish wzruszający…
(Definition of poignant from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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