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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 of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions in the Works of English Authors Particularly of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (1905)
by Robert Nares
Trenchant means cutting; intrenckant, therefore ...
And Allusions in the Works of English Authors, Particularly of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries by Robert Nares
Trenchant means cutting ; in- trenchant, ...
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 (1867)
by Robert Nares
Trenchant means cutting; intrenchant, ...
A Glossary (1888)
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, ...
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 ...
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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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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.
Anagrams of TRENCHANT
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