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poignancy

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noun poi·gnan·cy \ˈpȯi-nyən(t)-sē sometimes ˈpȯi(g)-nən(t)-sē\

Definition of poignancy

plural poi·gnan·cies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being poignant

  2. 2 :  an instance of poignancy



Examples of poignancy

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



1730

First Known Use of poignancy

1730



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