Piercing Synonyms and Antonyms

pîr'sĭng

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Synonyms for Piercing

Penetrating
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Penetrating
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Sudden and shrill:
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Loud and shrill enough to hurt the ears:
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Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
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The definition of keen is something sharp or intense.
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The definition of incisive is someone or something accurate, clear thinking or well focused.
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To pass into or through something.
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More generally, to pierce (something) with any long, pointed object.
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Involving or showing strain or extreme effort:
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Requiring trouble and care; exacting and difficult
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Sharp or pungent to the smell or, formerly, the taste
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The definition of pungent is something with a strong smell or taste, or something directly to the point.
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(Informal) Very active or successful; brisk
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Elevated in pitch
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Acute is defined as something that is very serious, severe or extreme.
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(Of pain or hunger) severe or intense
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Marked by severity or intensity
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Characterized by a sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.
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Marked by severity or intensity
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(Of pain) sharp, intense
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Characterized by the music of the “peaceful” pipe rather than of the “warlike” drums, trumpets, etc.; hence, peaceful or tranquil
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Inclined to shriek, or characterised by shrieks.
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Elevated in pitch
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(Music) Pertaining to the highest singing voice or part in harmonized music; soprano.
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Sharply penetrating; piercing:
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painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
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Able to recognize or draw fine distinctions or judgments:
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Having the ability to penetrate
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(UK) Present participle of bayonet.
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To push out or extend rapidly or powerfully.
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To fail to fulfill; cancel:
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To inflict wounds or a wound on.
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Transfix is to pierce with something pointed, or to cause someone to become motionless as they concentrate on someone or something either in a good way or a bad way.
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To prick or wound with a sting
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(Intransitive) To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.
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To mark, pierce, cut, etc. with a spike or spikes, or impale on a spike
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To cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife
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To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
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To put, hit, or drive into a hole
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To make a long deep cut in; slash deeply.
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To bore a hole or holes
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(Mineralogy) To break a single crystal (such as a gemstone or semiconductor wafer) along one of its more symmetrical crystallographic planes (often by impact), forming facets on the resulting pieces.
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To enlarge or shape (a hole) with a broach
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To cut, grip, or tear with the teeth.
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To enter or appear in a manner regarded as disruptive, inappropriate, or unwelcome
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To make a breach in; break open or through
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To cut (off); sever
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Lofty; exalted
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Causing agony.
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Elevated in pitch
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To bore a hole or passage
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Antonyms for Piercing

Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
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Having low dissolved mineral content:
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Having few resources; relatively low in wealth, numbers, supplies, etc.
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Words Related to Piercing

(Of clothing, decorations, etc.) Having unpleasantly and tastelessly contrasting colours or patterns; gaudy.
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Able or seeming to penetrate:
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Producing a sharp, high-pitched tone or sound:
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Of great significance; momentous:
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Elevated in pitch
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To remove the wrapping from:
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To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
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