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penetrating

pen·e·trat·ing

penetrating

 
pronunciation:
pe n treI tIng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to penetrate, or seeming to do so; piercing.
The jacket was little help against the penetrating cold.We heard a penetrating scream.She fixed me with a penetrating stare.
synonyms:
biting, piercing, pungent, sharp, stabbing
similar words:
acute, clarion, cutting, earsplitting, poignant, pointed, profound, scathing, shrill, stinging
definition 2: keenly discerning; sharply perceptive.
The author has a penetrating mind.
synonyms:
biting, incisive, mordant, piercing, pungent, searching, sharp-witted, trenchant
similar words:
acute, keen, perceptive, pointed, profound, sharp
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derivation: penetratingly (adv.)