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Meaning & Definition of Piercing in English

English

Piercing

/pɪrsɪŋ/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • acute
  • ,
  • discriminating
  • ,
  • incisive
  • ,
  • keen
  • ,
  • knifelike
  • ,
  • penetrating
  • ,
  • penetrative
  • ,
  • piercing
  • ,
  • sharp

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • cutting
  • ,
  • keen
  • ,
  • knifelike
  • ,
  • piercing
  • ,
  • stabbing
  • ,
  • lancinate
  • ,
  • lancinating