Definitions of piercing:
  • adjective:   high-pitched and sharp
    Example: "Piercing screams"
  • adjective:   loud and sharp
    Example: "The piercing shriek of sirens"
  • adjective:   suitable for cutting or piercing
    Example: "The piercing needle"
  • adjective:   as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    Example: "Piercing knifelike pains"
  • adjective:   having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

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