Synonyms for penetrating

Synonyms for (adj) penetrating

Synonyms: penetrating, penetrative

Definition: tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing

Usage: a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface; a cold penetrating wind; a penetrating odor

Similar words: sharp

Definition: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

Usage: a sharp knife; a pencil with a sharp point

Synonyms: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: 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

Similar words: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation

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