poignance

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noun poi·gnance \ ˈpȯi-nyən(t)s , sometimes ˈpȯi(g)-nən(t)s \

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Examples of poignance in a Sentence

  1. there's a mean-spirited poignance to the novel's satiric portrait of Hollywood

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First Known Use of poignance

circa 1683


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