trenchant


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for trenchant

Synonyms for trenchant

Synonyms for trenchant

having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

Synonyms

Related Words

characterized by or full of force and vigor

clearly or sharply defined to the mind

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
The trenchant divisions between right and wrong, honest and dishonest, respectable and the reverse, had left so little scope for the unforeseen.
Instead they exhibit the typical pseudo-classical traits of matter-of-factness and clearness; also, as Swift's personal notes, cleverness, directness, trenchant intellectual power, irony, and entire ease, to which latter the prevailing octosyllabic couplet meter contributes.
Many timid remonstrances had she uttered to George in behalf of her brother, but the former in his trenchant way cut these entreaties short.
A second less and the trenchant blade had shorn through his coat, making a wide gap whence a bundle of bank notes and a stream of gold fell out.
Nioche's accent became more finely trenchant than ever, he offered to read extracts from Lamartine, and he protested that, although he did endeavor according to his feeble lights to cultivate refinement of diction, monsieur, if he wanted the real thing, should go to the Theatre Francais.
Guppy's perplexing way with boastful misery to tempt his particular friends into this subject, and the moment they touch it, to turn on them with that trenchant severity about the chords in the human mind, both Mr.
The real trick of her canny and droll work is that it undertakes these trenchant critiques and still manages to look spare, elegant, and appealing--which is to say, modernist.
I look forward to Jordan's trenchant vision of the nineties, a decade that has witnessed some truly striking "technical difficulties" in the achievement of an American democracy.
Bert's contributions to Arotech -- his financial acumen, his unwavering ethical compass, and his trenchant wit -- will be sorely missed.
King makes right move ALAN KING was keen to take 3lb off Trenchant, who was the highest-rated horse in the competitive Pertemps Hurdle over 2m5f at Kempton yesterday, and it proved an inspired decision as useful claimer Charlie Huxley brought the four-year-old with a sustained challenge in the home straight to sink his rivals.
One only wishes Brooks had managed a more eloquent film in which to make this trenchant observation.
Miller tallies all accounts in his book's last section, examining masculinity and beauty in relation to dandyism; the avant-garde's dependence on sublimation; Warhol's "I want to be a machine"; Benjamin's "Jetztzeit"; and concluding with a trenchant review of the history of the institutional space of the museum.
The book also presents a series of essays that range from theological (Frederick Kiefer's analysis of the Protestant "book of the conscience" and Macbeth; Daryl Palmer's fascinating account of staged martyrologies and Shakespeare's application of staging violence in Titus Andronicus) to feminist strategies for reading/writing Shakespeare (Karen Robertson's careful analysis of Maria's application of hand[writing] in the gulling and feminizing of Malvolio; Wendy Wall's trenchant overview of Renaissance texts and the "blotting" of the page as a highly gendered textual/sexual act of desire).
social struggle offers a trenchant social critique and a feasible
Known for exceptionally rigorous analyses of the markets for emergent technologies and for its trenchant interpretations of management imperatives, CCG Group passionately pursues its mission to improve radically the way technology is marketed, selected and used.