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trenchant

Pronunciation: /ˈtrentʃənt/

Translation of trenchant in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [observation/criticism] incisivo, mordaz, cáustico; [style/wit] mordaz
    Example sentences
    • From the early 1920s, the ‘New Realism’ of Grosz, Otto Dix, and Christian Schad expressed a trenchant social criticism comparable with the plays of Bertolt Brecht.
    • So, in the spirit of giving till it hurts, let me offer up to the least deserving of us my annual scathingly incisive yet perennially trenchant.
    • A quiet and generally even tempered man, he could be and was trenchant in his criticisms as the occasion demanded.

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