- adj. 尖锐的；辛酸的；深刻的；切中要害的
- n. (Poignant)人名；(法)普瓦尼昂
CET6+ TEM8 GRE
- poignant: see punctuation
- poignant (adj.)
- late 14c., "painful to physical or mental feeling" (of sauce, spice, wine as well as things that affect the feelings), from Old French poignant "sharp, pointed" (13c.), present participle of poindre "to prick, sting," from Latin pungere "to prick" (see pungent). Related: Poignantly.
The word disguises a linguistics trick-play, a double reverse. Latin pungere is from the same root as Latin pugnus "fist," and represents a metathesis of -n- and -g- that later was reversed in French.
- 1. I found the scene in which Percy proposed to Olive tremendously poignant.
- 2. Harry thought the sight of her was inexpressibly poignant.
- 3. It is especially poignant that he died on the day before his wedding.
- 4. His lyrics are as acerbic and poignant as they ever have been.
- 5. A poignant anxiety thrust itself sharply into Presley's heart.
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