1. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

    Synonyms : searching
    Examples :
    • trenchant criticism
  2. characterized by or full of force and vigor

    Synonyms : hard-hitting
    Examples :
    • a trenchant argument
  3. clearly or sharply defined to the mind

    Synonyms : clear-cut, distinct
    Examples :
    • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong


  1. change or alter in form, appearance, or nature

    Synonyms : transform, transubstantiate
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
  2. change in outward structure or looks

    Synonyms : metamorphose, transform
    Type Of : change
  3. alter the nature of (elements)

    Type Of : change, alter, modify


  1. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

    Synonyms : intumescent, puffy, tumescent, tumid
  2. ostentatiously lofty in style

    Synonyms : bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid


  1. obstreperous and defiant aggressiveness

    Synonyms : truculency
    Type Of : aggressiveness, belligerence, pugnacity


  1. characterized by violent emotions or behavior

    Synonyms : stormy
  2. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

    Synonyms : angry, furious, raging, wild


  1. fearless daring

    Synonyms : audaciousness, audacity
    Type Of : boldness, daring, hardihood, hardiness


  1. defiantly aggressive

    Examples :
    • a truculent speech against the new government


  1. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event

    Synonyms : trial, visitation
    Type Of : affliction
    Examples :
    • life is full of tribulations


  1. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

    Synonyms : childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency
    Type Of : parturition, giving birth, birth, birthing
  2. use of physical or mental energy; hard work

    Synonyms : effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat
    Type Of : labor, labour, toil
  3. work hard

    Synonyms : dig, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, toil
    Type Of : do work, work


  1. one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)

    Synonyms : tipster
    Type Of : adviser, advisor, consultant
  2. someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit

    Synonyms : ticket tout
    Type Of : scalper
  3. show off

    Synonyms : blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, vaunt
    Type Of : exaggerate, overstate, overdraw, magnify, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, amplify
  4. someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way

    Synonyms : touter
    Type Of : advertizer, advertiser, adman
  5. advertize in strongly positive terms

    Type Of : judge, label, pronounce
    Examples :
    • This product was touted as a revolutionary invention