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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
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For example, by all their common and familiar performances--throwing large objects into the air which never come down; causing plants to sprout, grow visibly and blossom, in bare ground chosen by spectators; putting a man into a wicker basket, piercing him through and through with a sword while he shrieks and bleeds, and then--the basket being opened nothing is there; tossing the free end of a silken ladder into the air, mounting it and disappearing.
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.
He looked it, and the piercing glitter that arose at times in his eyes was the same piercing glitter I had observed in the eyes of caged leopards and other preying creatures of the wild.
She then turned her two piercing eyes elsewhere, whereon Jove's daughter Venus took Mars by the hand and led him away groaning all the time, for it was only with great difficulty that he had come to himself again.
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