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

Samples where piercing 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 piercing in the sense of this definition

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

"a perceptive eye" "a perceptive observation"

Definition 2: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for piercing in the sense of this definition

(piercing is similar to ...) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

"a sharp pain" "sharp winds"

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