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poignant

adjective uk   /ˈpɔɪ.njənt/ us  
causing or having a very sharp feeling of sadness: The photograph awakens poignant memories of happier days. It is especially poignant that he died on the day before the wedding.
poignancy
noun [U] uk   /-njən.si/ us  
The poem has a haunting poignancy.
poignantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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…
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