Meaning of “trenchant” in the English Dictionary

"trenchant" in British English

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trenchantadjective

uk /ˈtren.tʃənt/ us /ˈtren.tʃənt/ formal
trenchancy
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtren.tʃən.si/ us /ˈtren.tʃən.si/
trenchantly
adverb uk /ˈtren.tʃənt.li/ us /ˈtren.tʃənt.li/

(Definition of “trenchant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trenchant" in American English

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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)