Definitions for poignantly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

poign•antˈpɔɪn yənt, ˈpɔɪ nənt(adj.)

  1. keenly distressing to the feelings.

  2. affecting the emotions:

    a poignant scene.

  3. keen or strong in appeal; sharp; pointed:

    a subject of poignant interest.

  4. pungent.

Origin of poignant:

1350–1400; ME poynaunt < MF poignant, prp. of poindre < L pungere to prick, pierce


Princeton's WordNet

  1. affectingly, poignantly, touchingly(adverb)

    in a poignant or touching manner

    "she spoke poignantly"


  1. poignantly(Adverb)

    In a poignant manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poignantly(adverb)

    in a poignant manner


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