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poignancy

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a harsh or sharp quality
  • there was a poignancy to his wit that often left his targets smarting

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The first known use of poignancy was in 1680

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“Poignancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/poignancy. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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