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Meaning & Definition of Poignant in English

English

Poignant

/pɔɪnjənt/

adjective

1. Arousing affect

  • "The homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"
  • "Poignant grief cannot endure forever"
  • "His gratitude was simple and touching"
    synonym:
  • affecting
  • ,
  • poignant
  • ,
  • touching

2. Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

  • "Poignant anxiety"
    synonym:
  • poignant