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- trenchaunt (obsolete)
- (obsolete) Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp.
- (figuratively) Keen; biting; vigorously articulate and effective; severe.
- trenchant wit
- 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], →OCLC, part I, pages 210–211:
- 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 or f (plural trenchans)
- French: tranchant
trenchant m (oblique and nominative feminine singular trenchant or trenchante)
Declension of trenchant