Meaning of “trenchant” in the English Dictionary

"trenchant" in British English

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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.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtren.tʃə us /ˈtren.tʃə
adverb uk /ˈtren.tʃə us /ˈtren.tʃə

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

"trenchant" in American English

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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)