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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. Amit Ray:

    Meditation is listening the song of the inner Soul, seeing the beauty of the inner Self, smelling the fragrance of the inner Spirit, experiencing the touch of the Divine inner energies and tasting the piercing sweetness of the inner God.

  3. 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.

  4. Alastair Key:

    The diversity of tools is fantastic. In the 1920s, the site produced some of earliest handaxes ever discovered in Britain. Now, for the first time, we have found rare evidence of scraping and piercing implements at this very early age.

  5. 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.


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