Sa vs Poignant - What's the difference?
As a noun sa
As an adjective poignant is
(obsolete|of a weapon etc) sharp-pointed; keen.
The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Saudi Arabia.
(obsolete, of a weapon etc) Sharp-pointed; keen.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , VII:
- His siluer shield, now idle maisterlesse; / His poynant speare, that many made to bleed [...].
neat; eloquent; applicable; relevant.
- His comments were poignant and witty.
Evoking strong mental sensation, to the point of distress; emotionally moving.
- A poignant reply will garner more credence than hours of blown smoke.
(figuratively, of a taste or smell) Piquant, pungent.
(dated, mostly British) Inducing sharp physical pain.
- Flipping through his high school yearbook evoked many a poignant memory of yesteryear.
* (evoking strong mental sensation) distressing, moving
* OED 2nd edition 1989
* Webster Third New International 1986