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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect.

Usage examples (33)
  • Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader.
  • "Did you never see anyone wet?" she asked, in trenchant tones.
  • Throughout the book, Seife's practiced journalist's eye results in trenchant nonmathematical observations.
  • Doyle -- That's exactly the kind of trenchant analysis that's going to get you a column in the New York Times. for more
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