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Trenchant

Updated: 3 days ago

Pronunciation: [ tren-chuhnt ]


Definition: adjective

1: vigorous or incisive in expression or style

2: (of a weapon or tool) having a sharp edge

Origin: 1275; Old French


Etymology: from Old French, literally ‘cutting’, present participle of trenchier


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • sharp

  • incisive

  • cutting

  • pointed

  • piercing

  • penetrating

Antonyms:

  • bland

  • dull

  • mild

  • stupid

  • blunt

  • gentle

  • nice

  • calm

Example: He was shattered and bewildered by this trenchant criticism.

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