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Poignance vs. Poignancy — What's the Difference?

Poignance vs. Poignancy — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Poignance and Poignancy

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Poignance

Arousing deep emotion, especially pity or sorrow; touching
A poignant memory.
A poignant story.
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Poignancy

Arousing deep emotion, especially pity or sorrow; touching
A poignant memory.
A poignant story.
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Poignance

Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
Poignant anxiety.
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Poignancy

Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
Poignant anxiety.
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Poignance

Physically painful
"Keen, poignant agonies seemed to shoot from his neck downward" (Ambrose Bierce).
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Poignancy

Physically painful
"Keen, poignant agonies seemed to shoot from his neck downward" (Ambrose Bierce).
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Poignance

Piercing; incisive
Poignant criticism.
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Poignancy

Piercing; incisive
Poignant criticism.
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Poignance

Agreeably intense or stimulating
"It was a poignant delight to breathe the keen air" (Joseph A. Altsheler).
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Poignancy

Agreeably intense or stimulating
"It was a poignant delight to breathe the keen air" (Joseph A. Altsheler).
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Poignance

Sharp or sour to the taste; piquant.
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Poignancy

Sharp or sour to the taste; piquant.
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Poignance

Sharp or pungent to the smell.
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Poignancy

Sharp or pungent to the smell.
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Poignance

Poignancy; the quality or state of being poignant.
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Poignancy

The quality of being poignant
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Poignance

A state of deeply felt distress or sorrow;
A moment of extraordinary poignancy
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Poignancy

The quality or state of being poignant; as, the poignancy of satire; the poignancy of grief.
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Poignancy

A state of deeply felt distress or sorrow;
A moment of extraordinary poignancy
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Poignancy

A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow);
The film captured all the pathos of their situation
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