- trenchaunt (obsolete)
- (obsolete) Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp.
- (figuratively) Keen; biting; vigorously effective and articulate; severe.
- 1899, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, section 1:
- His eyes, of the usual blue, were perhaps remarkably cold, and he certainly could make his glance fall on one as trenchant and heavy as an axe.
- 2011, Jay A. Gertzman, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940
- His trenchant criticisms of the Church's repression […] include a discussion of the considerable 1938 success of the fledgling NODL in getting magazines removed from various points of sale.
trenchant m, f (plural trenchans)
- French: tranchant
trenchant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular trenchant or trenchante)
Declension of trenchant