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pierc·ing

 (pîr′sĭng)
adj.
Able or seeming to pierce, as:
a. Very loud; shrill: a piercing cry.
b. Fixed and intense in appearance: piercing blue eyes.
c. Causing pain, especially because of cold: a piercing wind.
d. Trenchant; incisive: piercing remarks.
e. Keenly perceptive or intelligent: a piercing intellect.
n.
1. A piece of jewelry designed to be worn through a perforation in a body part.
2. The hole through which such a piece of jewelry is worn.

piercing

(ˈpɪəsɪŋ)
adj
1. (of a sound) sharp and shrill
2. (of eyes or a look) intense and penetrating
3. (of an emotion) strong and deeply affecting
4. (of cold or wind) intense or biting
n
5. the art or practice of piercing body parts for the insertion of jewellery
6. an instance of the piercing of a body part
ˈpiercingly adv

pierc•ing

(ˈpɪər sɪŋ)

adj.
1. loud; shrill.
2. extremely cold or bitter.
3. appearing to gaze deeply into something.
4. perceptive or aware.
5. sarcastic; cutting.
[1375–1425]
pierc′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.piercing - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctionspiercing - 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"
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
2.piercing - 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"
sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"

piercing

adjective
2. perceptive, searching, aware, bright (informal), sharp, keen, alert, probing, penetrating, shrewd, perspicacious, quick-witted He fixes you with a piercing stare.
perceptive slow, thick, obtuse, unperceptive, slow-witted
3. sharp, shooting, powerful, acute, severe, intense, painful, stabbing, fierce, racking, exquisite, excruciating, agonizing I felt a piercing pain in my abdomen.
4. (of weather) cold, biting, keen, freezing, bitter, raw, arctic, nipping, numbing, frosty, wintry, nippy a piercing wind

piercing

adjective
1. Marked by severity or intensity:
2. Elevated in pitch:
Music: acute.
Translations
ثاقِب، نَفّاذ، مُخْتَرِقثَقْبحادٌّ، عالي الصَّوْتقارِس، شَديد
bodavýostrýpronikavýpropichování
bidendegennemborendegennemtrængendepiercing
lävistys
pirsing
metsző szél
nístandiskerandistingandi
ピアス
피어싱
osterprediren
genomträngande
การเจาะ
lỗ bấm

piercing

[ˈpɪəsɪŋ] ADJpenetrante, agudo; [eyes, gaze] → penetrante; [cry] → desgarrador; [wind] → cortante; [cold] → penetrante; [pain] → punzante

piercing

[ˈpɪərsɪŋ]
adj
[cry, sound] → perçant(e)
[eyes, stare] → perçant(e)
[wind] → cinglant(e)
npiercing m
She has several piercings → Elle a plusieurs piercings.

piercing

adj
durchdringend; cold, wind alsoschneidend; starestechend, durchdringend; sarcasmbeißend; witscharf; piercing blue eyesdurchdringende blaue Augen
(liter, = painful) → durchdringend
n (= body piercing)Piercing nt

piercing

[ˈpɪəsɪŋ] adj (gen) → penetrante; (cry) → lacerante, acuto/a; (wind, sarcasm) → pungente

pierce

(piəs) verb
1. (of pointed objects) to go into or through (something). The arrow pierced his arm; A sudden light pierced the darkness.
2. to make a hole in or through (something) with a pointed object. Pierce the lid before removing it from the jar.
ˈpiercing adjective
1. loud; shrill. a piercing scream.
2. (of cold weather, winds etc) sharp; intense. a piercing wind; piercing cold.
3. looking intently or sharply as though able to see through things. piercing eyes; a piercing glance.
ˈpiercingly adverb
ˈpiercingness noun

piercing

ثَقْب propichování piercing Piercing πίρσινγκ perforación, piercing lävistys piercing pirsing piercing ピアス 피어싱 piercing piercing przekłucie piercing пирсинг genomträngande การเจาะ delici lỗ bấm 穿刺

piercing

a. penetrante, agudo-a, dícese de un dolor profundo.

piercing

adj (pain) punzante (dolor); n piercing m (Ang), pirsin m (Ang), perforación f de partes del cuerpo para insertar aretes o pendientes
References in classic literature ?
They had killed some game, and were stalking a fine big deer, which would provide a feast for the natives, when suddenly the silence of the lonely forest was broken by a piercing scream, followed by an agonized cry of
Robert uttered a shrill, piercing whistle which might have been heard back at the wharf.
But when he felt the fingers of Heyward moving gently along his own naked arm, he struck up the limb of the young man, and, uttering a piercing cry, he darted beneath it, and plunged, at a single bound, into the opposite thicket.
But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions She accompanied this wild outbreak with piercing shrieks, which the woods reverberated on all sides, so that, alone as she was in her childish and unreasonable wrath, it seemed as if a hidden multitude were lending her their sympathy and encouragement.
I only knew that at the end of, I suppose, a quarter of an hour, an odorous dampness and roughness, chilling and piercing my trouble, had made me understand that I must have thrown myself, on my face, on the ground and given way to a wildness of grief.
But they sat dumb, gazing back at him, panic-stricken; and a second later came another piercing scream.
There was a piercing wildness in the cry; the blood flushed into St.
Fairfax came in, breaking up by her entrance the fiery mosaic I had been piercing together, and scattering too some heavy unwelcome thoughts that were beginning to throng on my solitude.
Coming down somewhat later than usual, I saw, by the sunbeams piercing the chinks of the shutters, Miss Catherine still seated near the fireplace.
Her eyes were dilated and wild, and she constantly uttered piercing shrieks, and repeated the words, `My husband, my father, and my brother
Gummidge, but my agony of mind at leaving little Em'ly was piercing.
Our torments also may in length of time Become our Elements, these piercing Fires As soft as now severe, our temper chang'd Into their temper; which must needs remove The sensible of pain.