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Is there a word in the English language to describe something that is equal parts beautiful and sad? And beautiful because it's sad, and sad because it's beautiful? My online quests have thus far brought me poignant, but that word is too empty. It's the touchy-feelie version of significant. I'm looking for a word with weight.


Thanks for your help.

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Sounds like the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi.  I think you need a thesaurus.  There must be one on-line.

link comment answered May 26 '14 at 17:00 Caroline Wiggins New member

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