trenchant
[ tren-chuhnt ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
from Old French, literally ‘cutting’, present participle of trenchier
Synonyms
  • sharp
  • incisive
  • cutting
  • pointed
  • piercing
  • penetrating
Antonyms
  • bland
  • dull
  • mild
  • stupid
  • blunt
  • gentle
  • nice
  • calm
Definition
incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting
Example
He was shattered and bewildered by this trenchant criticism.
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