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[poin-yuh n-see, poin-uh n-] /ˈpɔɪn yən si, ˈpɔɪn ən-/

noun, plural poignancies for 2.
the state or condition of being .
a moment, event, situation, or the like.

1680s, “sharpness, keenness,” from poignant + -cy.


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