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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 poi·gnant /ˈpɔɪnjənt ||ˈpɔɪ(g)nənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Poign·ant a.
 1. Pricking; piercing; sharp; pungent. “His poignant spear.” --Spenser. Poynaunt sauce.” --Chaucer.
 2. Fig.: Pointed; keen; satirical.
    His wit . . . became more lively and poignant.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages
             was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure
             forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"
             [syn: affecting, touching]
      2: keenly distressing to the mind or feelings; "poignant