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Definition 1: clearly or sharply defined to the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where trenchant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clear-cut evidence of tampering
  • Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
  • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong

Synonyms for trenchant in the sense of this definition

(trenchant is similar to ...) readily apparent to the mind

"a clear and present danger" "a clear explanation" "a clear case of murder" "a clear indication that she was angry" "gave us a clear idea of human nature"

Definition 2: characterized by or full of force and vigor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where trenchant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hard-hitting expose
  • a trenchant argument

Synonyms for trenchant in the sense of this definition

(trenchant is similar to ...) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

"an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

Definition 3: having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where trenchant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • searching insights
  • trenchant criticism

Synonyms for trenchant in the sense of this definition

(trenchant is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

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