Examples of poignancy in a Sentence
there was a poignancy to his wit that often left his targets smarting
Recent Examples of poignancy from the Web
While her father is trying to learn new ways to connect with his daughter, Ford is also trying to learn how to set healthy boundaries with him, which makes for complications, and tremendous poignancy.
But there's poignancy to the moment: With just 14 unfilled orders in Boeing's backlog, four-engine aircraft appears to have fallen out of favor.
Only Guillermo del Toro, 53, could pull it off with the poignancy and craft of The Shape of Water.
But for the most part, Cali transmits his tale on older, Grimm-attuned frequencies, while Somà’s illustrations possess a dry, surreal wit that serves the story’s poignancy well.
The poignancy of Lady Bird can be traced, yes, to its honest portrayal of growing up.
Director Barbara Faherty keeps the drama taut through its lengthy telling and doesn't shy away from the harsher elements, finding the poignancy within its very bite.
But both gain poignancy from everything that’s happened since.
There was a note of poignancy to the proceedings, of course.
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First Known Use of poignancy
Synonymsacerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, edge, pungency, roughness, sharpness, tartness
Related Wordsginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorniness
Near Antonymsgentleness, kindliness
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