a.1.Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; - used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust.
Adj.1.piercing - 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"
2.piercing - high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle"
Synonyms: shrill, sharp
3.piercing - 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.piercing - suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the piercing needle"
Synonyms: incisive
5.piercing - loud and sharp; "the piercing shriek of sirens"
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Translate Piercing to Spanish, Translate Piercing to German, Translate Piercing to French
pier arch
pier glass
Pier Luigi Nervi
pier mirror
pier table
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pierid butterfly
Pieris brassicae
Pieris floribunda
Pieris japonica
Pieris protodice
Pieris rapae
Pierre Abelard
Pierre Athanase Larousse
Pierre Auguste Renoir
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