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Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.
Joyce Carol Oates

Meaning of "trenchant" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TRENCHANT

From Old French trenchant cutting, from trenchier to cut.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TRENCHANT

trenchant  [ˈtrɛntʃənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRENCHANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Trenchant is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES TRENCHANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

HMS Trenchant

Three vessels of the British Royal Navy have been named HMS Trenchant: ▪ Trenchant, a 1,085 ton modified 'R' class destroyer ▪ Trenchant, a 'T' class diesel submarine ▪ Trenchant, a 5,200 ton Trafalgar class nuclear-powered submarine...

Definition of trenchant in the English dictionary

The first definition of trenchant in the dictionary is keen or incisive. Other definition of trenchant is vigorous and effective. Trenchant is also distinctly defined.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRENCHANT


ancient
ˈeɪnʃənt
coefficient
ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt
conscient
ˈkɒnʃənt
couchant
ˈkaʊtʃənt
deficient
dɪˈfɪʃənt
efficient
ɪˈfɪʃənt
etchant
ˈɛtʃənt
immunodeficient
ˌɪmjʊnəʊdɪˈfɪʃənt
impatient
ɪmˈpeɪʃənt
inconscient
ɪnˈkɒnʃənt
inefficient
ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt
inpatient
ˈɪnˌpeɪʃənt
insufficient
ˌɪnsəˈfɪʃənt
intrenchant
ɪnˈtrɛntʃənt
merchant
ˈmɜːtʃənt
outpatient
ˈaʊtˌpeɪʃənt
patient
ˈpeɪʃənt
proficient
prəˈfɪʃənt
quotient
ˈkwəʊʃənt
sufficient
səˈfɪʃənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRENCHANT

trench
trench coat
trench fever
trench foot
trench knife
trench knives
trench mortar
trench mouth
trench warfare
trenchancy
trenchantly
Trenchard
trencher
trencher cap
trencherman
trenchermen
trenches
trend
trend line
trendier

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRENCHANT

bacchant
chant
coal merchant
disenchant
elephant
enchant
Gregorian chant
law merchant
penchant
plainchant
plumber´s merchant
provision merchant
scrap merchant
seed merchant
speed merchant
squeegee merchant
timber merchant
triumphant
wine merchant
wool merchant

Synonyms and antonyms of trenchant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TRENCHANT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «trenchant» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of trenchant

Translation of «trenchant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRENCHANT

Find out the translation of trenchant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of trenchant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «trenchant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

犀利
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mordaz
570 millions of speakers

English

trenchant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तल्खी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

باتر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хлеще
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

trenchant
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মর্মভেদী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tranchant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pedang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鋭い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신랄한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Trengginas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடினமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खडबडीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

keskin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tagliente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kąśliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хлеще
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tranșant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οξύς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

trenchant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bitende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of trenchant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRENCHANT»

The term «trenchant» is regularly used and occupies the 101.148 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRENCHANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about trenchant

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QUOTES WITH «TRENCHANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word trenchant.
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Joyce Carol Oates
Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRENCHANT»

Discover the use of trenchant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to trenchant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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HMS Trenchant at War: From Chatham to the Banka Strait
I bought it and thought it would be nice to get it suitably framed and signed on the back by the officers of the Trenchant, as a gift for Admiral Fife, our Task Force Commander in the Pacific. This I did and when I called on him, years later in the ...
Arthur Hezlet, 2001
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Trenchant: Captain Dan's Pirate Journal
While best used to explore real life, the book stands alone as an interesting story of the maiden voyage of the reader in a fantastic world of seafaring.
Daniel Orr, 2014
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Monograph of the Fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic Formations
long and large laniariform canines, longitudinally grooved,1 sharp-pointed, with ' a trenchant posterior margin.' In the Carnivora these characters distinguish the canines of Felines from those of other families and genera of the order.
Richard Owen, 1871
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The Snakes of South Africa: Their Venom and the Treatment of ...
TYPHLOPS ANCHIET/E. — Snout with obtusely angular, not trenchant, horizontal edge ; 3o or 32 scales round the body. Preocular in contact with the second labial only ; diameter of body 24 times in total length ; eye not distinguishable. 5.
Frederick William Fitzsimons, 1912
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Palaeontographical Society Monographs: Monograph of the ...
long and large laniariform canines, longitudinally grooved,1 sharp-pointed, with ' a trenchant posterior margin.' In the Carnivom these characters distinguish the canines of Felines from those of other families and genera of the order.
Owen (Richard), 1871
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Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
molars simple and trenchant, P< with a deuterocone, and p7 sometimes with deuteroconid Oxycl,entdje. 2. Superior molars more or less completely quadrituhercular; tri- gonid of lower molars very little or not at all higher than talon ; paraconid ...
‎1893
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The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
The penultimate premolar (P 3) retains only the hinder transverse pair of lobes; the middle and anterior lobes are single, subcompressed, convex on both inner and outer sides, which meet at trenchant and slightly-worn edges, trending away  ...
‎1848
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Operation Pacific
Despite a continued paucity of targets, the Fremantle-based 4th Flotilla still managed to chalk up the odd success, the most outstanding of which was the sinking of the cruiser Ashigara by the Trenchant on 8 June. The target was first sighted ...
Edwyn Gray, 1990
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Soldiers Lost at Sea: A Chronicle of Troopship Disasters
to Trincomalee.262 The 4th Submarine Flotilla moved from Trincomalee to Fremantle, Australia, and Trenchant became part of U.S. Task Force 71 (TF-71), which was located at Perth, a few miles inland. In addition to the 4th Submarine Flotilla, ...
James E. Wise, Scott Baron, 2004
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Quarterly journal of the Geological society of London
The penultimate premolar (P 3) retains only the hinder transverse pair of lobes ; the middle and anterior lobes are single, subcom- pressed, convex on both inner and outer sides, which meet at trenchant and slightly-worn edges, trending away  ...
Geological society of London, 1848

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRENCHANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term trenchant is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hedge fund 'genius' jailed after copying valuable algorithms …
Xu, 31, believed Trenchant should have paid him more than £1,000,000 for his work - though he had pocketed a £400,000 bonus on top of his £85,000 salary in ... «Croydon Advertiser, Jul 15»
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28 year-old analyst disappointed by £400k bonus. Greek vote kills …
In 2012, Xu quit Goldman for Trenchant, a hedge fund at which he thought he was in line for a seven figure bonus. Upon receiving a mere £400k for his efforts, ... «eFinancialCareers, Jul 15»
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Hedge fund worker jailed for copying code
Xu, who worked for Goldman Sachs for six years before joining Trenchant in 2012, was arrested in Hong Kong in August last year, just over a week after he ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
Trenchant Analysis or Jiggery-Pokery? U.S. Supreme Court Upholds …
In a 6-3 decision on June 25, 2015 in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court held that tax credits are available under the Patient Protection and Affordable ... «JD Supra, Jun 15»
5
Maradona to run for FIFA presidency: report
Maradona, 54, has long been a trenchant critic of Blatter and last month said he was “enjoying” the corruption scandal that led the Swiss to announce he would ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
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MÜSİAD embraces trenchant discourse of Erdoğan, wages war …
President Erdoğan is given a plaque by MÜSİAD President Nail Olpak (R) during the association's 23rd ordinary general assembly, on Saturday. (Photo: Cihan). «Today's Zaman, Apr 15»
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Wellington: Trenchant tales
Te Papa never does anything by halves. The new exhibit, Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War, to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, is an extraordinary event ... «New Zealand Herald, Apr 15»
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Humorous, trenchant fable
The People Next Door, a dark comedy dealing with perceptions of terrorist threats in light of the multicultural societies of today, looks at people's inability to deal ... «Times of Malta, Feb 15»
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Review: 'Timbuktu' is more than just incredibly trenchant about …
Review: 'Timbuktu' is more than just incredibly trenchant about terrorism. Timbuktu. Children in the film "Timbuktu" try to carry on while living under Islamist ... «Metro.us, Jan 15»
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Babcock completes dry dock phase of HMS Trenchant
Babcock has successfully completed the flood-up process of the revalidation and assisted maintenance period (RAMP) on the UK Royal Navy's Trafalgar-class ... «Naval Technology, Jan 15»

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