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Trenchant (acute, sharp, or incisive; forceful; effective) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
Definition of the adjective trenchant
What does trenchant mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more trenchant / most trenchant
- having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
- characterized by or full of force and vigor
- clearly or sharply defined to the mind
Alternative definition of the adjective trenchant
- [obsolete] Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp.
- [figuratively] Keen; biting; vigorously effective and articulate; severe; as, trenchant wit.
Definition of the adjective trenchant for high school students
- effective, articulate, clear-cut
- example: The directions that accompanied my new cell phone were trenchant and easy to follow.
The adjective trenchant is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Trenchant is a musical group.
- album: "Life of Stone"
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A Glossary, Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to Customs, Proverbs, Etc which Have Been Thought to Require Illustration, in the Works of English Authors, Particularly Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (1901)
by Robert Nares
Trenchant means cutting; intrenchant, therefore, ought to be not cutting. Internal. Ilow far God hath given Satan ...
A Glossary; Or Collection of Words, Phrases, Names and Allusions to Customs, Proverbs which Have Been Thought to Require Illustration in the Works of English Authors. New Ed. with Additions by James O. Halliwell and Thomas Wright (1859)
by Robert Nares
Trenchant means cutting; intrenchant, therefore, ought to be not cutting. +INTRINSECALL. Internal. How far God ...
A Glossary (1876)
Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to Customs, Proverbs, Etc. : which Have Been Thought to Require Illustration in the Works of English Authors, Particularly Shakespeare and His Contemporaries by Robert Nares
Trenchant means cutting ; in- trenchant, therefore, ought to be not cutting. flNTRlNSECALL. Internal. How far God hutli given ...
Second Edition by Eric Delson, Ian Tattersall, John Van Couvering, Alison S. Brooks
The somewhat trenchant (bladelike) specialization of this tooth, which occurs independently in both multituberculate and marsupial mammals, as well as in carpolestid primates, is called plagiaulacoidy. The trenchant edge of such a lower ...
Bibliophile's Dictionary (2005)
by Miles Westley
trenchant (TREN chunt) - adj. keen; incisive, 2. forceful, effective (from the old French, trenchier, to cut). '"It is not a temple, but its perfect antithesis, an insolent mockery of all religion.'" -Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead "1 expected tirades of ...
2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips
trenchant (TREN-chәnt) adj. This word originally meant “ sharp” or “sharp-edged” (as of a blade), but today refers to sharpness of mind or ...
trenchant adject 1 1 e 1 going deep, hurting: a trenchant remark 2 of a policy etc: effective, vigorous trenchcoat a kind of waterproof overcoat with a belt trend noun a general direction: the trend of events trendy adjective, informal fashionable ...
Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
trenchant. knife. To cut the thread of this blood-guiltie life 2 Fairfar. Godfrey of Boulogne, book xii. To shed the blood of Christians, when blood may be spared, what an hideous thing it is, you may guess by that emperor, that having beheaded a ...
Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
palpable, patent clear and sharp: cogent, incisive, trenchant clear and specific: manifest clear and straightforward: explicit clear and transparent: crystalline, diaphanous, limpid, lucid clear and unambiguous: unequivocal clear-cut: apparent, ...
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Video shows what trenchant means. Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp.. Keen; biting; vigorously effective and articulate; severe; as, trenchant wit.. trenchant ...
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Quotes about Trenchant
From your life's blood to coin a trenchant word--
The past, the present and the future's ken
To hold--and weave it to a ringing chord
That sounds within the changing hearts of men. (Joseph Seamon Cotter)
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Scrabble value of T1R1E1N1C3H4A1N1T1
The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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