poignant

  • 21POIGNANT — ANTE. adj. Piquant. Il ne s emploie que figurément, et ne se dit que D une douleur physique ou morale qui est forte, vive, pénétrante. Douleur poignante. Une douleur vive et poignante. Remords poignant …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 22poignant — adjective /ˈpɔɪ.njənt,ˈpɔɪn.jənt/ a) incisive; penetrating His siluer shield, now idle maisterlesse; / His poynant speare, that many made to bleed [...]. b) neat; eloquent; applicable; relevant …

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  • 23poignant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. painful, pungent, intense, piercing, sharp, keen, biting. See feeling, pungency. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Sharp] Syn. piquant, bitter, acute; see sarcastic . 2. [Touching] Syn. moving, touching,… …

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  • 24poignant — adjective making you feel sad or full of pity: I was struck by the poignant contrast between his lively mind and his old frail body. poignancy noun (U) poignantly adverb: The road between Hué and Danang was poignantly named Street without Joy …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25poignant — adjective they read aloud the poignant letters written by the victims children Syn: touching, moving, sad, affecting, pitiful, piteous, pathetic, sorrowful, mournful, wretched, miserable, distressing, heart rending, tearjerking, plaintive, tragic …

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  • 26poignant — Part. prés. poindre …

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  • 27poignant — Synonyms and related words: absorbing, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, affecting, afflictive, agitating, agonizing, asperous, astringent, atrocious, barbed, biting, bitter, bleak, blue, caustic, cheerless, comfortless,… …

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  • 28poignant — see PUNCTUATION …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 29poignant — poign·ant || pɔɪnjÉ™nt adj. piquant, bitter, pungent; sharp witted, keen, eloquent; sharp, pointed, incisive …

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  • 30poignant — [ pɔɪnjənt] adjective 1》 evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret. 2》 archaic sharp or pungent in taste or smell. Derivatives poignance noun poignancy noun poignantly adverb Origin ME: from OFr., lit. pricking , pres. pa …

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  • 31poignant — a. 1. Sharp, severe, piercing, penetrating, intense, bitter. 2. Pungent, biting, acrid, piquant, sharp, pricking, stinging, mordacious. 3. Keen, pointed, caustic, irritating, bitter, satirical, sarcastic, severe, mordant …

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  • 32poignant — adj 1. sorrowful, doleful, mournful, grievous, tearful, woeful, woebegone, wretched, miserable, Archaic. woesome; heartbreaking, heartrending, crushing, distressing, upsetting; agonizing, tormenting, tortuous, excruciating, unbearable; lamentable …

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  • 33poignant — poi·gnant …

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  • 34poignant — adjective Syn: touching, moving, sad, affecting, pitiful, pathetic, plaintive …

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  • 35poignant — [ˈpɔɪnjənt] adj giving you feelings of sadness poignancy noun [U] poignantly adv …

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  • 36poignant — adj., émouvant, subjuguant ; accaparant, passionnant : prènyê, ta, e <prenant> (Albanais) …

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  • 37poignant — see PUNCTUATION …

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  • 38poignant — adj. 1 painfully sharp to the emotions or senses; deeply moving. 2 arousing sympathy. 3 sharp or pungent in taste or smell. 4 pleasantly piquant. Derivatives: poignance n. poignancy n. poignantly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF, pres. part. of poindre… …

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  • 39POIGNANT, ANTE — adj. Qui est piquant. Il ne s’emploie que figurément et ne se dit que d’une Douleur physique ou morale qui est forte, vive, pénétrante, qui étreint. Douleur poignante. Une douleur vive et poignante. Remords poignant …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 40poignant item — bold item, blatant item …

    English contemporary dictionary