Exciting a deep, usually somber response
Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation
The moment was too poignant to be amusing.
It was one of many poignant moments.
It was a poignant portrayal of the effects of a war that touched every aspect of society.
Old Man Adam's wise words have become very poignant indeed.
Some of his most poignant and most enchanting letters were written during this romantic period of his life.