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poignant 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈpoinyənt/,
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Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret,
  1. Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
    • - a poignant reminder of the passing of time
  2. Keenly felt
    • - the sensation of being back at home was most poignant in the winter
  3. Sharp or pungent in taste or smell


  1. affecting: arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"
  2. keenly distressing to the mind or feelings; "poignant anxiety"
  3. (poignantly) affectingly: in a poignant or touching manner; "she spoke poignantly"
  4. (poignancy) poignance: a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; "a moment of extraordinary poignancy"
  5. (poignancy) pathos: a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow); "the film captured all the pathos of their situation"
  6. sharp-pointed; keen; incisive; penetrating; neat; eloquent; applicable; relevant; Evoking strong mental sensation, to the point of distress; emotionally moving; piquant, pungent; piercing; inducing sharp physical pain
  7. (Poignancy) Many of the formal rules of bonsai help the grower create a tree that expresses Wabi-sabi, or portrays an aspect of mono no aware.
  8. (adj) deeply affecting (moving) the emotions; keenly distressing
  9. Sharp; penetrating; pointed. Also emotionally intense or distressing.