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English adjective: piercing

1. piercing 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, penetrative, sharp


Similarperceptive


Antonymsunperceiving, unperceptive

2. piercing painful as if caused by a sharp instrument


SamplesA cutting wind.
Keen winds.
Knifelike cold.
Piercing knifelike pains.
Piercing cold.
Piercing criticism.
A stabbing pain.
Lancinating pain.


Synonymscutting, keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, stabbing


Similarsharp


Antonymsdull









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