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Definition of "trenchancy" [trenchancy]

  • The quality of being trenchant (noun)
  • Irony or bitterness of tone (noun)

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Use "trenchancy" in a sentence
  • "Isabel saw them come with a good deal of assiduity to her aunt’s hotel, and judged them with a trenchancy which is doubtless to be accounted for by the temporary exaltation of her sense of human duty."
  • "Pianist Lambert Orkis, violinist Nurit Bar-Josef and cellist David Hardy dug into the score with robust tone and obvious affection, turning on a dime from trenchancy to delicate wisps of sound."
  • "One pleasure in the rereading of Marx is to savor the trenchancy and aptness of his literary allusions."