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  Definition of piercing
  1. loud and sharp; "the piercing shriek of sirens"
  2. suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the piercing needle"
  3. as physically 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"
  4. high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle"
  5. 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 pene
Similar Words: incisive, cutting, keen, knifelike, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, shrill, sharp, acute, discriminating, penetrating, penetrative

 

Anagrams: creeping

 

 
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