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
The cut has extra poignancy as my hair is going to be donated to the Little Princess Trust — a charity which supplies real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair through illness.
That means local craft beer fans can raise a glass of Fork in The Road or Movin' On – names that now no doubt carry a certain poignancy for many – in honor of the brewery.
This poignancy makes the picture less humorous but potentially more substantive than its predecessors.
Faris’ words are uplifting and unpretentious, anchored by a genuine appreciation for the couple’s dedication to each other that, as of now, take on new poignancy within the context of their breakup.
Critics lauded the tragicomic poignancy Mr. Landau brought to the role of a once-big star reduced to appearing in movies directed by the bizarrely inept Wood, often labeled the worst director of all time.
Artifacts are, by definition, backward looking things, and without a clear destination for America's present-day space program, moon artifacts take on a special poignancy.
Although Katherine Ross' set doesn't step too far away from the usual, the gifted videographer Mike Tutaj has added footage of retirement homes that lends the piece an atypically intense poignancy.
The result, Living on Soul, which had its world premiere at the LA Film Festival, is a rousing film that takes on added poignancy as a result of the death of Daptone star Sharon Jones at the end of last year.
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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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