Meaning of trenchant

trench•ant

Pronunciation: (tren'chunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting: trenchant wit.
  2. vigorous; effective; energetic: a trenchant policy of political reform.
  3. clearly or sharply defined; clear-cut; distinct.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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