Meaning: Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
Pronunciation: poin-yuh nt
Usage/Example: 1. The mum of a baby boy who was mauled to death by a dog posted a poignant message on Facebook just weeks before the tragedy. (Source: Mirror.co.uk)
2. Floral tributes and a poignant note have been left in memory of a toddler, who tragically died after being struck by a car in east Perthshire. (Source: The Courier)
3. One home run hit by a tearful former teammate in honor of José Fernández was poignant enough Monday night. (Source: Mashable)
Synonyms and Antonyms: Poignant
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