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English adjective: penetrating

1. penetrating 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, penetrative, piercing, sharp


Antonymsunperceiving, unperceptive

2. penetrating 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.




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