In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of story, moment) lo conmovedor(of look, plea) patetismo masculine(of look, plea) lo patético
- What gives this wretched episode extra poignancy is the fact that the bandit commander's life had been saved by the Red Cross a year earlier.
- She delivered the long despairing monologue that closes the work with great poignancy.
- His public funeral and the later memorial evening of performances by the company are described with heartbreaking poignancy.
- It may be a history lesson but it is sure to portray with poignancy the humour, hurt, heartbreak and pain that they didn't teach us in the classroom.
- The album isn't bad because it isn't distressing or painful, which one would expect from poignancy.
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