What is another word for poignantly?

Pronunciation: [pˈɔ͡ɪnjəntli] (IPA)

Poignantly is an emotive word that describes something that is deeply touching, heartfelt and moving. When it comes to synonyms for poignantly, there are many options that can help you express a similar sentiment, including 'touchingly', 'emotionally', 'heart-wrenchingly', 'evocative', 'stirringly', 'soulfully', 'profoundly' and 'deeply affecting'. All of these words can be used interchangeably with poignantly to describe a wide range of emotions and situations, from a heartwarming reunion to a heart-wrenching loss. No matter which synonym you choose, you can be sure that it will convey the raw and powerful emotions that are at the core of the word poignantly.

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Usage examples for Poignantly

The whole scene smote him poignantly as he stood at the teller's window waiting.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
And they sat for a moment in silence, each honestly believing the other, and thinking poignantly of home.
William McFee
In some of his strongest letters, he expressed concern, usually with humor but sometimes quite poignantly, that family members should not interfere with each other's pending marital plans.
Durham, Andrew Everett

Famous quotes with Poignantly

  • To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
    Erich Fromm
  • There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves.
    Samuel Richardson
  • When today Muslim goondas create a riot in Bhagalpur or in Gonda, the secularist press will obscure this beginning (in both cases bombs thrown from Muslim establishments at Hindu processions) and highlight the ensuing Hindu part of the violence. Some M.J. Akbar will poignantly describe the suffering of some Muslim villagers, and then blame the atmosphere created by the Rathyatra in some distant town, without even mentioning that the riot started with a pre-planned armed attack on a Hindu procession. (...) Not only do you gain on the propaganda front, the press may even come out in support of your demands. For some time, Muslim communalists have demanded a ban on processions. More than 95% of religious processions are Hindu processions anyway, for processions are a thoroughly Pagan practice which in Islam can only be a heterodox oddity. (...) A very good illustration is the next and very important demand of the Muslim communalists : a larger than proportionate reservation for Muslims in the army and the police...
    Koenraad Elst
  • The modern sensibility attempts to drain the contents of experience; these Greek poets strive to state the fact so poignantly that it becomes an ever-flowing spring — as Sappho says, "More real than real, more gold than gold."
    Kenneth Rexroth
  • Nothing moves young people so much as to witness a sublime and virile gloom. Michelangelo's thinker staring down into the abyss of his own thoughts, Beethoven's poignantly drawn lips; these tragical masks of universal suffering touch the crude emotions of youth far more than Mozart's silver melodies or the crystalline light that radiates from Leonardo's figures. Being itself beauty, youth has no need of transfiguration. In the superabundance of its vital forces, it is allured by the tragical, and in its inexperience, is prone to accept the embraces of melancholy. That, too, is why youth is always ready for danger, and ever willing to extend a brotherly hand towards mental pain.
    Stefan Zweig

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