poignancy


poi·gnan·cy

noun \ˈpi-nyən(t)-sē sometimes ˈpi(g)-nən(t)-sē\
plural poi·gnan·cies

Definition of POIGNANCY

1
:  the quality or state of being poignant
2
:  an instance of poignancy

Examples of POIGNANCY

  1. <there was a poignancy to his wit that often left his targets smarting>

First Known Use of POIGNANCY

1730

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