HyperDic: penetrating

English > 2 senses of the word penetrating:
ADJECTIVEallpenetrating, acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrative, piercing, sharphaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
allpenetrating, penetrativetending to penetrate
penetrating > pronunciation
Soundspeh'nahtrey.tihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > penetrating: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
Example "penetrating insight"
Synonymsacute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrative, piercing, sharp
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishafilado, agudo, fino, incisivo, mordaz, penetrante, punzante
Catalanafilat, agut, fi, incisiu, penetrant
Adverbspenetratinglywith ability to see into deeply
English > penetrating: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing.
Examples
  • "a cold penetrating wind"
  • "a penetrating odor"
Synonympenetrative
BroadersharpHaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point

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