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poignant

poign·ant

poignant

 
pronunciation:
poIn ynt
part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
affecting, moving, touching
antonyms:
unaffecting
similar words:
heartrending, keen, painful, pathetic, penetrating, piercing, piteous, pitiful, sad, tearful, woeful
derivations: poignantly (adv.), poignancy (n.)