Sa vs Poignant - What's the difference?

sa | poignant |

As a noun sa

is salt.

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.
  • ISO 3166-1 ----




    (en adjective)
  • (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 [...].
  • Incisive; penetrating.
  • His comments were poignant and witty.
  • neat; eloquent; applicable; relevant.
  • A poignant reply will garner more credence than hours of blown smoke.
  • Evoking strong mental sensation, to the point of distress; emotionally moving.
  • Flipping through his high school yearbook evoked many a poignant memory of yesteryear.
  • (figuratively, of a taste or smell) Piquant, pungent.
  • Piercing.
  • (dated, mostly British) Inducing sharp physical pain.
  • Synonyms

    * (evoking strong mental sensation) distressing, moving


    * OED 2nd edition 1989 * Webster Third New International 1986 ----