Synonyms for poignant

Synonyms for (adj) poignant

Synonyms: affecting, touching, poignant

Definition: arousing affect

Usage: the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene; poignant grief cannot endure forever; his gratitude was simple and touching

Similar words: moving

Definition: arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion

Usage: she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter- N. Hawthorne

Synonyms: poignant

Definition: keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

Usage: poignant anxiety

Similar words: painful

Definition: causing physical or psychological pain

Usage: worked with painful slowness

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