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Definition 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where penetrating or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for penetrating in the sense of this definition

(penetrating is similar to ...) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

"a perceptive eye" "a perceptive observation"

Definition 2: tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where penetrating or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface
  • a cold penetrating wind
  • a penetrating odor

Synonyms for penetrating in the sense of this definition

(penetrating is similar to ...) having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

"a sharp knife" "a pencil with a sharp point"

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