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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tren·chant /-ʧənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trench·ant a.
 1. Fitted to trench or cut; gutting; sharp. Trenchant was the blade.”
 2. Fig.: Keen; biting; severe; as, trenchant wit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought,
             expression, or intellect; "searching insights";
             "trenchant criticism" [syn: searching]
      2: characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting
         expose"; "a trenchant argument" [syn: hard-hitting]
      3: clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence
         of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain
         with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant
         distinctions between right and wrong" [syn: clear-cut, distinct]