- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||deeply touching; arousing strong emotion, esp. sadness or sympathy; piercing; penetrating.
The scene in which the soldier comes home to his wife is the most poignant in the film.
- affecting, moving, touching
- similar words:
- heartrending, keen, painful, pathetic, penetrating, piercing, piteous, pitiful, sad, tearful, woeful
||expressive, profound, vivid
||poignantly (adv.), poignancy (n.)