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poignancy

poign·an·cy

poignancy

 
pronunciation:
poIn yn si
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part of speech: noun
definition: the quality or condition of being poignant.
The poignancy of the homecoming scene made many in the audience cry.
Word Parts
The word poignancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.