Translation of piercing in Spanish:

piercing

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪrsɪŋ; ˈpɪəsɪŋ/

adjective/adjetivo

  • [eyes/look] penetrante; [cold/wind] cortante; [scream] desgarrador; [wit/sarcasm] hiriente, agudo
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    • He does, and it's what leads him to some very fine insights and piercing analyses.
    • His eyes were keen, their piercing gaze complementing the wisdom behind them.
    • He leaves the piercing insights for another day though.
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    • It was a loud and piercing sound that filled the entire room.
    • She covered her ears with the piercing sound of shattering glass.
    • Jim followed, his eyes still watering from the piercing sound of that chair screaming across the hardwood floor.
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    • It snowed on and off all day and a cold piercing wind blew down the streets, along the canyons between the city's skyscrapers.
    • Suddenly, the temperature made a drop from warm to freezing, as the plants around her froze and the gust of wind became a piercing gale.
    • At night, I was awakened by the piercing wind and burrowed under the quilt to escape the cold.
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    • I yelled and wiggled, but I couldn't stop the piercing feeling from growing more intense.
    • A painful piercing feeling went through my heart when she did that.
    • She pronounced it with venomous, piercing rage, like a vulture pouncing on its prey, and then she threw her cup against the wall.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.