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Synonyms for piercing
ˈpɪər sɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp(adj)

    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, lancinating(adj)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. piercing

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. piercing(a.)

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, perforating

  2. piercing(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp, keen, acute, thrilling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. piercing(a)

    Synonyms:
    penetrating, keen, sharp, thrilling, poignant

  2. piercing(n)

    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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  1. piercing

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How to use piercing in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

  4. White House:

    Oneof Americas leading scientists, Dr. Jeffries was crucial to the United States war effort in World War II, his efforts enabled the United States to develop artillery shells capable of piercing the armor of German tanks, and his contributions to the Manhattan Project helped end the war in the Pacifictheater.

  5. Magha:

    A good man?s intellect is piercing, yet inflicts no wound; his actions are deliberate, yet bold; his heart is warm, but never burns; his speech is eloquent, yet ever true.


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