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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect;
- Example: "searching insights"
- Example: "trenchant criticism"
[syn: searching, trenchant]

2. characterized by or full of force and vigor;
- Example: "a hard-hitting expose"
- Example: "a trenchant argument"
[syn: hard-hitting, trenchant]

3. clearly or sharply defined to the mind;
- Example: "clear-cut evidence of tampering"
- Example: "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"
- Example: "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
[syn: clear-cut, distinct, trenchant]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trenchant \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Keen; biting; severe; as, trenchant wit. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

trenchant adj 1: having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism" [syn: searching, trenchant] 2: characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting expose"; "a trenchant argument" [syn: hard-hitting, trenchant] 3: 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" [syn: clear-cut, distinct, trenchant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

134 Moby Thesaurus words for "trenchant": acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, active, acute, aggressive, animated, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, asperous, astringent, astute, biting, bitter, brisk, caustic, clear-cut, cogent, corroding, corrosive, crisp, cutting, discerning, double-edged, driving, dynamic, edged, effective, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, escharotic, farseeing, farsighted, fierce, forceful, forcible, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, full of pep, go-go, gutsy, harsh, hearty, imperative, impetuous, impressive, incisive, ingoing, intense, irritating, keen, kinetic, lively, living, longheaded, longsighted, lusty, mettlesome, mordacious, mordant, nervous, nose-tickling, penetrating, peppy, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, piercing, piquant, poignant, pointed, powerful, probing, provident, punchy, pungent, rigorous, robust, rough, sagacious, salty, sarcastic, sardonic, satiric, scalding, scathing, scorching, sensational, severe, sharp, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, smacking, snappy, sour, spanking, spirited, stabbing, stinging, strenuous, strident, striking, stringent, strong, take-charge, take-over, tart, telling, understanding, vehement, vibrant, vigorous, violent, virulent, vital, vitriolic, vivacious, vivid, withering, zestful, zesty, zippy