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  • nounintensity
  • nounemotion

synonyms for poignancy

  • passion
  • concentration
  • piquancy
  • sharpness
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How to use poignancy in a sentence

O’Leary’s photos have the poignancy of Edward Hopper’s emotionally charged paintings, but without the people.
D.C. IS A CITY OF GRAND MONUMENTS AND FEDERAL BUILDINGS. THESE PHOTOS CAPTURE THE OFTEN UNSEEN POETIC DETAILS.KELSEY ABLESJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The poignancy of “Letters” comes from the juxtaposition of Jackson’s jaunty social persona and the occasional searing glimpses of a profoundly vulnerable woman.
SHIRLEY JACKSON’S LETTERS REVEAL THE DROLL VOICE OF AN AGGRIEVED WORKING MOTHERJENNIFER REESEJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On the one hand, maybe there is a poignancy to the Olympics representing the current global situation.
THE TOKYO OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY WAS DEPRESSING AS HELLKEVIN FALLONJULY 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
I’m not going to pretend that Cruella rivaled the poignancy of either of those other films.
YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY GO BACK TO THE MOVIES. I DID. AND CRIED. (A LOT.)KEVIN FALLONMAY 28, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
At present, that poignancy keeps thwacking me in the heart, the same heart I thought this skinny me would protect.
TALLYING UP A YEAR OF LOSS: A LOT OF POUNDS, TOO MANY LOVED ONES, COUNTLESS CONNECTIONSJERRY BREWERDECEMBER 27, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The recognition did not lessen the reality, the poignancy of the revelation by any suggestion or promise of instability.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
It was the poignancy of these feelings which, later, drew Valmond to the ashes of the fire in whose glow Elise had stood.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
There was no poignancy, no utter melting and surrender, that those importunate wellings did not give to the falling night.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
Nature revolted at the idea, and revived, with additional poignancy, the remembrance of his last moments.
THE MYSTERIOUS WANDERER, VOL. IIISOPHIA REEVE
Though searching for the lost is an experience old as the world, its poignancy was new to me.
LAZARREMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO POIGNANCY

  • desolation
  • emotion
  • feeling
  • passion
  • pitiableness
  • pitifulness
  • plaintiveness
  • poignance
  • poignancy
  • sentiment
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