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trenchantadjective

uk   /ˈtren.tʃənt/ us   /ˈtren.tʃənt/ formal
severe, expressing strong criticism or forceful opinions: His most trenchant criticism is reserved for the party leader, whom he describes as "the most incompetent and ineffectual the party has known". Dorothy Parker's writing is characterized by a trenchant wit and sophistication.
trenchancy
noun [U] uk   /ˈtren.tʃən.si/ us   /ˈtren.tʃən.si/
trenchantly
adverb uk   /ˈtren.tʃənt.li/ us   /ˈtren.tʃənt.li/
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trenchantadjective

us   /ˈtren·tʃənt/
(of something said or written) forcefully and effectively expressed, and often in few words: I enjoy reading Murray’s trenchant comments on the relationship between sports and society.
(Definition of trenchant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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