Synonyms for Poignancy:

n.

emotion (noun)
pathos, feeling, sentimentality, sadness.
intensity (noun)
intensity, concentration, sharpness, piquancy.
pathos (noun)
poignance.
poignancy (noun)
poignance, pathos.
pungency (noun)
pungency, acridity, bitterness, spiciness, sourness, piquancy, sharpness.

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Other relevant words:
intensity, emotion, sentimentality, poignance, concentration, pathos, feeling, sadness.

Usage examples for poignancy

  1. The tenderness shrills to such exquisite poignancy that it becomes a universal cry, the soul's lament for traitorism: The pity of it, Iago! – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  2. Not with the yearning he had felt toward the old brick house, but with the poignancy of a long past happiness. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart