Synonyms for trenchant

Synonyms for (adjective) trenchant

Synonyms: trenchant, clear-cut, distinct

Definition: clearly or sharply defined to the mind

Usage: clear-cut evidence of tampering; Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest; trenchant distinctions between right and wrong

Similar words: clear

Definition: readily apparent to the mind

Usage: a clear and present danger; a clear explanation; a clear case of murder; a clear indication that she was angry; gave us a clear idea of human nature


Synonyms: hard-hitting, trenchant

Definition: characterized by or full of force and vigor

Usage: a hard-hitting expose; a trenchant argument

Similar words: effective, effectual, efficacious

Definition: producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

Usage: an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation-LewisMumford; effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace; made an effective entrance; his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action; an efficacious law


Synonyms: searching, trenchant

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

Usage: searching insights; trenchant criticism

Similar words: intelligent

Definition: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

Usage: is there intelligent life in the universe?; an intelligent question