aokugi (aokugi) wrote in 1word1day,

Here is Sunday's word -- I tried to post it yesterday, but it didn't work due to some access restrictions. But those have been cleared up, so here we go! Sorry for the lateness/confusion.

trenchant / tren-chuhnt
1. incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting: trenchant wit.
2. vigorous; effective; energetic: a trenchant policy of political reform.
3. clearly or sharply defined; clear-cut; distinct.

Example: The teacher's trenchant criticism discouraged all but the most thick-skinned of his students.

Origin: 1275–1325; ME tranchaunt < AF; OF trenchant, prp. of trenchier to cut.
Tags: adjective, french, t

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