Origin of trenchant
Examples from the Web for trenchant
Much looking forward to going on with what is apparently also a trenchant and enlightening book.
Typically, the Internet exploded with trenchant commentary about the leather jacket Palin wore.
Moss came to admire Wasserstein and his trenchant deconstruction of his fellow power brokers.
From the Reagan ascension until recently, the most trenchant description of the prevailing vision was “Starve the Beast.”
He first hit a nerve in 1996 with his trenchant bestseller The Death of Common Sense.
He has written several books of travels and made some noise by his trenchant work on Convential Lies of our Civilisation.A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations|Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Bonaparte's contributions to the discussion were terse and trenchant.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
"I wish she had my strength," said Anne, in a voice fine and trenchant as a sword.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
For instance, upon the capture of Aguinaldo by deception, his pen was the most trenchant of all.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
Thus the tranquillity and self-restraint of Greek art yield to a passionate and trenchant realisation of the actual romance.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for trenchant
Word Origin for trenchant
Word Origin and History for trenchant
early 14c., "cutting, sharp," from Old French trenchant "cutting, sharp," present participle of trenchier "to cut" (see trench). Figurative sense is recorded from c.1600.