English dictionary



Hint: Click 'Bookmark' to add this page to your favorites.

English adjective: penetrative

1. penetrative having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions


SamplesAn acute observer of politics and politicians.
Incisive comments.
Icy knifelike reasoning.
As sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang.
Penetrating insight.
Frequent penetrative observations.


Synonymsacute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, piercing, sharp


Similarperceptive


Antonymsunperceiving, unperceptive

2. penetrative tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing


SamplesA toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface.
A cold penetrating wind.
A penetrating odor.


Synonymspenetrating


Similarsharp


Antonymsdull









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk