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Adjective: piercing  peer-sing
  1. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    - acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, sharp
     
  2. Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    "piercing knifelike pains";
    - cutting, keen, knifelike, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating
Noun: piercing  peer-sing
  1. A small hole made in the body so that jewellery can be worn through it
Verb: pierce  peers
  1. Cut or make a way through
    "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"
     
  2. Move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
    "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students"
     
  3. Sound sharply or shrilly
    "The scream pierced the night"
     
  4. Penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
    - thrust
     
  5. Make a hole into
    "The needle pierced her flesh"

Derived forms: piercings

See also: perceptive, sharp

Type of: affect, impress, move, penetrate, perforate, sound, strike

Encyclopedia: Piercing

Pierce, Slope County, North Dakota