Antonyms of adj trenchant

3 senses of trenchant

Sense 1
searching, trenchant -- (having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA intelligent) -> unintelligent, stupid -- (lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers")

Sense 2
hard-hitting, trenchant -- (characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting expose"; "a trenchant argument")

INDIRECT (VIA effective) -> ineffective, uneffective, ineffectual -- (not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation")

Sense 3
clear-cut, distinct, trenchant -- (clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong")

INDIRECT (VIA clear) -> unclear -- (not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day")

Similarity of adj trenchant

3 senses of trenchant

Sense 1
searching, trenchant -- (having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism")
       => intelligent (vs. unintelligent) -- (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question")

Sense 2
hard-hitting, trenchant -- (characterized by or full of force and vigor; "a hard-hitting expose"; "a trenchant argument")
       => effective (vs. ineffective), effectual, efficacious -- (producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law")

Sense 3
clear-cut, distinct, trenchant -- (clearly or sharply defined to the mind; "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong")
       => clear (vs. unclear) -- (readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature")

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