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Meaning of TRENCHANT

Pronunciation:  'trenchunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
  2. [adj]  characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting expose"; "a trenchant argument"
  3. [adj]  having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism"

TRENCHANT is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: clear, clear-cut, distinct, effective, effectual, efficacious, hard-hitting, intelligent, searching



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Trench"ant\, a. [OF. trenchant, F. tranchant, p. pr.
See {Trench}, v. t.]
1. Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp. `` Trenchant was
   the blade.'' --Chaucer.

2. Fig.: Keen; biting; severe; as, trenchant wit.