Definition of Piercing in English :

Define Piercing in English

Piercing meaning in English

Meaning of Piercing in English

Pronunciation of Piercing in English

Piercing pronunciation in English

Pronounce Piercing in English


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

having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Example Sentences:
'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'

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

painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

Example Sentences:
'a cutting wind'
'keen winds'
'knifelike cold'
'piercing knifelike pains'
'piercing cold'
'piercing criticism'
'a stabbing pain'
'lancinating pain'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of piercing
(of a sound) sharp and shrill
(of eyes or a look) intense and penetrating
(of an emotion) strong and deeply affecting
(of cold or wind) intense or biting
the art or practice of piercing body parts for the insertion of jewellery
an instance of the piercing of a body part

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of piercing
Able or seeming to pierce, as:
a. Very loud; shrill: a piercing cry.
b. Fixed and intense in appearance: piercing blue eyes.
c. Causing pain, especially because of cold: a piercing wind.
d. Trenchant; incisive: piercing remarks.
e. Keenly perceptive or intelligent: a piercing intellect.
1. A piece of jewelry designed to be worn through a perforation in a body part.
2. The hole through which such a piece of jewelry is worn.

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