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  Words related to piercing

Related / Similar Words: incisive, cutting, keen, knifelike, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, shrill, sharp, acute, discriminating, penetrating, penetrative

 

Definition:
  • loud and sharp; "the piercing shriek of sirens";
  • suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the piercing needle";
  • 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";
  • high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle";
  • 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;

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