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trenchant

trench·ant

trenchant

 
pronunciation:
tren chnt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: incisive or penetrating, as perception or wit.
This keenly perceptive remark, both sharp and full of truth, is just one example of the writer's trenchant wit.
synonyms:
incisive, penetrating, piercing, probing
similar words:
acute, biting, crisp, discerning, keen, mordant, perceptive, pointed, searching, sharp
definition 2: vigorous and effective, as an argument or policy.
synonyms:
aggressive, cogent, effective, emphatic, forceful, vehement, vigorous
similar words:
dynamic, energetic, intense, powerful, rigorous, strenuous
definition 3: well-defined; clear-cut.
synonyms:
clear, clear-cut, distinct, explicit, straightforward, well-defined
antonyms:
vague
similar words:
crisp, direct, emphatic, graphic, obvious, salient, sharp, vivid
derivations: trenchantly (adv.), trenchancy (n.)