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Dictionary definition for: Trenchant

1. (s) having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights" "trenchant criticism"

2. (s) characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting expose" "a trenchant argument"

3. (s) 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"

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