pungent (part of speech: adjective)
touching (part of speech: adjective)
sharp (part of speech: adjective)
- With the most poignant grief this lady heard from her lover, that he had resolved to accompany the king and the Count de Champagne to the wars of the Holy Land; but she would not oppose his wishes, because she hoped that his absence might dissipate the jealousy of her husband. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
- The whole world of those strange, poignant sensations, stronger because of their late coming, welled up within him. - "Berenice", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
- The knowledge of what I had gained mingled with the poignant regret that my dear father had not lived to share the joy of his vindication brought the tears to my eyes. - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.