Definition of trenchant:
graphic, salient, caustic, high-pressure, penetrating, significant, acrid, sensitive, comprehensive, slashing, vigorous, keen, acidic, careful, profound, acute, effectual, pungent, corrosive, clear, distinguishable, pointed, decided, attack, sharp, effective, dynamic, neat, pithy, astringent, pregnant, ponderous, strong, probing, positive, inquisitory, distinct, vitriolic, crisp, succinct, intelligent, searching, truculent, weighty, unsparing, clear-cut, emphatic, scathing, forcible, concise, shallow, cutting, dull, stinging, acid, critical, perceptive, efficacious, discrete, hard-hitting, respect, explicit, sententious, clean-cut, biting, impressive, mordacious, mordant, intense, severe, weak, acerbic, blunt, incisive.
The language of the judge was trenchant, and though his charge was worded in stiff and solemn form and laden with legal phrases, Isabelle understood it better even than the hot eloquence of the district attorney.- "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
- "The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay", Maurice Hewlett.
The editor could not write his trenchant editorials, and the advertiser could not write his compelling copy, unless in the act of writing each could turn over to habit the manipulation of the pen, the formation of the letters, and the spelling of the words.- "Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business", Scott, Walter Dill.