Meaning: Something that touches your emotions deeply. Sharp or pungent in taste or smell. Something evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Synonyms: Touching, moving, sad, affecting, pitiful, piteous, sorrowful, mournful, wretched, miserable, distressing, heart-rending, tearjerking, plaintive, tragic.
Use: Water pollution is a poignant example of how little people care about our environment.
Achievers all are always poignant for every passing minute they fail to utilize.