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pen·e·trat·ing

 (pĕn′ĭ-trā′tĭng)
adj.
1. Able or seeming to penetrate: The penetrating odor of garlic soon filled the entire apartment.
2. Keenly perceptive or understanding; acute: The lecture provided penetrating insight into foreign affairs.

pen′e·trat′ing·ly adv.
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penetrating

(ˈpɛnɪˌtreɪtɪŋ)
adj
tending to or able to penetrate: a penetrating mind; a penetrating voice.
ˈpeneˌtratingly adv
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pen•e•trat•ing

(ˈpɛn ɪˌtreɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. able or tending to penetrate; piercing; sharp.
2. acute; discerning: a penetrating remark.
[1590–1600]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.penetrating - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctionspenetrating - 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.penetrating - tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
sharp - having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
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penetrating

adjective
1. sharp, harsh, piercing, carrying, piping, loud, intrusive, strident, shrill, high-pitched, ear-splitting Her voice was nasal and penetrating.
sharp sweet, dull, mild, blunt
2. pungent, biting, strong, powerful, sharp, heady, pervasive, aromatic a most wonderful penetrating smell and taste
3. piercing, cutting, biting, sharp, freezing, fierce, stinging, frosty, bitterly cold, artic A raw, penetrating wind was blowing in off the plain
5. perceptive, searching, sharp, keen, alert, probing, discerning a penetrating stare
perceptive unperceptive
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penetrating

adjective
Possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity:
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Translations
حادَّهخارِق، نافِذ
pronikavý
gennemborendegennemtrængende
hávær, skarpurnístandi
içe işleyentiz

penetrating

[ˈpenɪtreɪtɪŋ] ADJ [eyes, sound] → penetrante; [mind] → perspicaz
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penetrating

[ˈpɛnətreɪtɪŋ] adj
[gaze] → pénétrant(e); [mind] → pénétrant(e)
[sound] → perçant(e)
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penetrating

adj
(= perceptive) gazedurchdringend; insight, personscharfsinnig; question, analysistreffend; interviewtief gehend; a penetrating mindein scharfer Verstand
(= piercing) colddurchdringend; lightgrell; painstechend
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penetrating

[ˈpɛnɪˌtreɪtɪŋ] adj (look, sound) → penetrante; (question) → acuto/a; (person, mind) → perspicace
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penetrate

(ˈpenitreit) verb
to move, go or make a way into, past, or through (something). The bullet penetrated his shoulder; Their minds could not penetrate the mystery.
ˈpenetrating adjective
1. (of a voice, sound etc) loud and clear; easily heard. a penetrating voice.
2. (of a glance, stare etc) hard and searching, as if trying, or able, to see into a person's mind. a penetrating glance.
ˈpenetratingly adverb
ˌpeneˈtration noun
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penetrating

a. [as a pain] penetrante, agudo-a.
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penetrating

adj penetrante
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References in classic literature ?
Thus, in the most brutal and formidable of the soldier class -- creatures almost on a level with women in their lack of intelligence -- it is found that, as they wax in the mental ability necessary to employ their tremendous penetrating power to advantage, so do they wane in the power of penetration itself.
I believe in the existence of a mammal power fully organised, belonging to the branch of vertebrata, like the whales, the cachalots, or the dolphins, and furnished with a horn of defence of great penetrating power."
The penetrating power of his mind, acting like a corrosive fluid, had destroyed his ambition, I fancy.
He told me this story of his adventure with many flashes of white teeth and lively glances of black eyes, at first in a sort of anx- ious baby-talk, then, as he acquired the language, with great fluency, but always with that singing, soft, and at the same time vibrating intonation that instilled a strangely penetrating power into the sound of the most familiar English words, as if they had been the words of an unearthly language.
Yet those same bleared optics had a strange, penetrating power, when it was their owner's purpose to read the human soul.
One of his favorite devices is a pretense of great humility, which is only a shelter from which he shoots forth incessant and pitiless volleys of ironical raillery, light and innocent in appearance, but irresistible in aim and penetrating power. He has none of the gorgeousness of Ruskin or the titanic strength of Carlyle, but he can be finely eloquent, and he is certainly one of the masters of polished effectiveness.
"I think they underestimated the ability of the SS and the opposition around Arnhem, and overestimated the penetrating power of the relieving force because they met a lot more opposition than they expected," said Jack.
The penetrating power of the x-rays is related to the (atomic number) (3) of the material it passes through.
According to Choi, "The Communist Party has complete penetrating power to people's minds through state media...
This, jurors heard, would have made the now 29cm (12-inch) weapon fireable with one hand, but decreased the penetrating power of the resulting shot - perhaps accounting for why the two shots to Mrs Cox's head failed to penetrate her skull.
They unlock your bow's full penetrating power with added kinetic energy, lower friction and augmented downrange velocity.
Where other practitioners feel like they are talking to a brick wall when pleading before the Supreme Court, Mendoza's convincing and penetrating power is simply spectacular!