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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: , present participle of poindre 'to prick, sting', from Latin pungere; PUNGENT

poignant

adjective
     
poi‧gnant
making you feel sad or full of pity
poignant reminder/image/moment etc
a poignant reminder of our nation's great sacrifices
poignancy noun [uncountable]
poignantly adverb:
a poignantly expressed tribute to his father

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