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synonyms for trenchancy

  • acerbity
  • acidity
  • acridity
  • acrimony
  • aspersion
  • banter
  • bitterness
  • burlesque
  • censure
  • comeback
  • contempt
  • criticism
  • cut
  • cynicism
  • derision
  • dig
  • disparagement
  • invective
  • irony
  • mockery
  • mordacity
  • put down
  • raillery
  • rancor
  • ridicule
  • satire
  • scoffing
  • scorn
  • sharpness
  • superciliousness
  • wisecrack
  • causticity
  • causticness
  • corrosiveness
  • flouting
  • lampooning
  • mordancy
  • sneering

antonyms for trenchancy

MOST RELEVANT
  • approval
  • commendation
  • compliment
  • endorsement
  • flattery
  • happiness
  • kindness
  • love
  • mildness
  • praise
  • respect
  • sanction
  • sweetness
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How to use trenchancy in a sentence

Presently after, he developed his views on home politics with similar trenchancy.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 13 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
However, she scarcely expressed her disapproval aloud with her usual trenchancy.
THE CORYSTON FAMILYMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Still, trenchancy whether in speaker or writer is a most effective tone for a large public.
CRITICAL MISCELLANIES, VOLUME I (OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
It is impossible for persons of any logical trenchancy to remain in this stage.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
No zeal, no faith, no intellectual trenchancy, but as much low-minded geniality and trivial complaisance as you please.
ON COMPROMISEJOHN MORLEY
And even if he could, one little thing that happened to me could never happen to him, or not with the same trenchancy of contrast.
ACROSS THE PLAINSROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Mrs. Carlyle was a sharp-edged woman too, and hurt her own life by her bitter trenchancy.
JOYOUS GARDARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
But the ardour of the disciple pressed objections home with a trenchancy that is very unlike the sage distillations of the master.
DIDEROT AND THE ENCYCLOPAEDISTS (VOL 1 OF 2)JOHN MORLEY
The trenchancy with which his atheist urges his reasoning, proves that the writer was fully alive to its force.
DIDEROT AND THE ENCYCLOPAEDISTS (VOL 1 OF 2)JOHN MORLEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TRENCHANCY

  • acerbity
  • acidity
  • acridness
  • acrimony
  • causticity
  • incisiveness
  • mordacity
  • mordancy
  • sharpness
  • trenchancy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.