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What does "Trenchant" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) Fig.: Keen; biting; severe; as, trenchant wit (v. t.) Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp


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


Example: "Trenchant criticism" Example: "A trenchant argument" Example: "Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"


Word Family trenchantly