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Meaning of PIERCING

Pronunciation:  'peersing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  loud and sharp; "the piercing shriek of sirens"
  2. [adj]  suitable for cutting or piercing; "incisive teeth"; "the piercing needle"
  3. [adj]  as physically 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"
  4. [adj]  high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle"
  5. [adj]  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"
 

PIERCING is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: acute, cacophonic, cacophonous, cutting, discriminating, high, high-pitched, incisive, keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, penetrating, penetrative, perceptive, sharp, shrill, stabbing
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pier"cing\, a.
Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point;
perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively;
as, a piercing instrument, or thrust. ``Piercing eloquence.''
--Shak. -- {Pier"cing*ly}, adv. -- {Pier"cing*ness}, n.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are getting your tongue or lip pieced, suggests that you have said some stinging and hurtful words and are regretting it. Less symbolically, dreams of getting pierced, may just be your waking desire or anxiety on getting pierced.
 
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