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exciting a deep, usually somber response

affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation

Synonyms for poignant

arousing affect

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keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

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With the stoicism of the green Martian he showed no sign of suffering, yet I knew that his grief was as poignant as my own.
The bareness of the squalid room made the pain of it more poignant.
HUNDREDS of people gathered for a poignant service to honour the fallen at the annual Remembrance Day service in Coventry.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 7 (ANI): Over the last few weeks, there have been rumours that the poignant love story of Ravi and Pooja from 1991 hit romantic-drama Sadak, will soon be making a comeback to the big screen.
WATCHING this year's coverage of the two-minute silence for Armistice Day was more poignant than ever.
And the song they've chosen is a poignant homage to Paul's Teesside roots, and its steel industry.
Nearly six months after he died on Ibiza, his brother Lee shared a poignant picture with friends to remember Alan, who would have been 22 today.
The car managed to evade police fire with the people inside apparently being unscathed, Luc Poignant, a spokesman for the SGP police union said, RT reported.
Affecting performances in a decorous drama, a child's-eye version of The Mortal Storm with symbols simple and poignant.
A poignant YA story collection of 21 short stories following a tender, intellectual and curious Indo-Canadian boy as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion and belonging.
It's always a poignant sight when they start to line up on the telegraph wires, ready for take-off.
But it was away from the witness box that the real drama took place as proud old school clerk Billy (Neil Stuke in subtly poignant form) faced up to his own finale, and the Shoe Lane chambers family was torn apart by rival plans and egos.
Villagers have been moved to tears by the poignant love letter found at the bus shelter with a bouquet of flowers left by the 86-year-old gentleman.
Noel Coward's Private Lives made its international debut up the road at the King's Theatre in 1931, so there's something poignant about seeing it return to the city.
They listened to poignant readings and poems by Tamworth Co-op staff and sang Chrismas carols.