English adjective: piercing
|1.||piercing having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions|
|Samples||An acute observer of politics and politicians.|
Icy knifelike reasoning.
As sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang.
Frequent penetrative observations.
|Synonyms||acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, sharp|
|2.||piercing painful as if caused by a sharp instrument|
|Samples||A cutting wind.|
Piercing knifelike pains.
A stabbing pain.
|Synonyms||cutting, keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, stabbing|