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Synonyms for piercing
ˈpɪər sɪŋpierc·ing

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. piercing

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, perforating, sharp, keen, acute, thrilling

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharpadjective

    having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

    "an 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"

    Synonyms:
    intense, penetrative, discriminating, shrill, neat, sharp, shrewd, lancinating, nifty, sharp-worded, not bad(p), bang-up, astute, incisive, acuate, dandy, tart, smashing, cutting, bully, precipitous, needlelike, slap-up, abrupt, keen, lancinate, knifelike, corking, exquisite, groovy, great, acute, penetrating, swell, cracking, crisp, stabbing, peachy

    Antonyms:
    unperceptive, unperceiving, dull

  2. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingadjective

    painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

    "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"

    Synonyms:
    slap-up, cracking, neat, sharp, lancinating, wounding, incisive, cutting, peachy, swell, knifelike, corking, bully, keen, dandy, nifty, smashing, not bad(p), raw, discriminating, bang-up, acute, groovy, lancinate, stinging, edged, exquisite, penetrating, bleak, great, stabbing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    dull, unperceiving, unperceptive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. piercingadjective

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, perforating

  2. piercingadjective

    Synonyms:
    sharp, keen, acute, thrilling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. piercingadjective

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, keen, sharp, thrilling, poignant

  2. piercingnoun

    Synonyms:
    penetration, perforation, impalement, transfixion, boring

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "piercing":

    drilling, puncturing, bore, boring, stud, perforation

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How to use piercing in a sentence?

  1. Magha:

    A subtle-witted man is like an arrow, which, rending little surface, enters deeply, but they whose minds are dull resemble stones dashing with clumsy force, but never piercing.

  2. Ron Vara:

    Only the Chinese can turn a leather sofa into an acid bath, a baby crib into a lethal weapon, and a cell phone battery into heart-piercing shrapnel.

  3. Jamela Dunbar:

    No one knows the truth that I do. I am sitting waiting to hear the truth from you. But you sit there looking at me in the eyes, and will not say a word. Although you know the truth, you will not talk. I know what the truth is. You tell me the truth now. Otherwise, I alone will know the truth, and the truth will get lost forever because you choose not to talk. As if you are dumb, and deaf, and can hear no sound, not even from your own heartbeats. Yet, you sit there and look at me with piercing eyes. And dissects every letter of every word that comes out of my mouth. I will leave you now with the truth I seek. Tomorrow, you may seek to speak, or remain dumb forever.”

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Too much truth is the style of a drunken master, intoxicated with the sweet wine of philosophical poetry, a comical third eye, whose power of thought will break the stone of stupidity and the ice of indifference. Developed dexterity of thought, manipulates the fighting techniques of aphorisms, and philosophical poems of a drunken master, leaving no chance. Loneliness enhances the force of the blow, its depth of thought, piercing consciousness and subconsciousness, piercing the infinity of time.

  5. Toronto Mississauga paleontologist Kirstin Brink:

    But the serrations were most efficient for piercing flesh and gripping it while ripping off a chunk of meat, called the 'puncture and pull' feeding style.

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