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Synonyms of piercing in English:


  • 1 a piercing shriek
    shrill, ear-piercing, ear-splitting, high-pitched, air-rending, penetrating, shattering, strident, loud, strong;
    sharp, intrusive, screechy, squawky
  • 2 the piercing cold
    freezing, frosty, frigid, chill, chilling, glacial, arctic, wintry, sharp, keen, biting, stinging, cutting, penetrating, numbing, harsh, fierce, raw, bitter
    British informal parky
    rare nipping
  • 3 a piercing pain
    intense, excruciating, agonizing, sharp, stabbing, shooting, stinging, severe, extreme, fierce, harrowing, searing, penetrating, racking, insufferable, unbearable, unendurable, torturous
    rare exquisite
  • 4 a piercing glance
    shrewd, discerning, perceptive, probing, searching, observant, penetrating, penetrative, sharp, keen, alert, intent, inquisitive
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