Synonyms of 'penetrating'
tending to or able to penetrateA penetrating alarm cut through the noise.
He said many harsh and unkind things.
piercing, , ,
a piercing whistle
Suddenly there was a loud bang.
She tried to laugh, and the sound was harsh and strident.
the shrill whistle of the engine
A woman squealed in a high-pitched voice.
tending to or able to penetratea most wonderful penetrating smell and taste
He enjoyed the play's shrewd and pungent social analysis.
It's a good strong flavour, without being overpowering.
tiny flowers with a powerful scent
a colourless, almost odourless liquid with a sharp, sweetish taste
heady with the smell of flowers and blossom.
a shrub with aromatic leaves
tending to or able to penetrateA raw, penetrating wind was blowing in off the plain.
tending to or able to penetratea penetrating mind
Rita is a highly intelligent woman.
The older adults are not as quick in their thinking.
Using a sharp knife, cut away the pith and peel from both fruits.
a keen sense of humour
What is needed is a critical analysis of the evidence.
His relaxed exterior hides an extremely acute mind.
a book full of profound and challenging insights
These products are snapped up by more discriminating customers.
She's a shrewd businesswoman.
a shrewd guess
tailor-made holidays to suit the more discerning traveller
He made a series of astute business decisions.
a very perceptive critique of Wordsworth
a shrewd operator with an incisive mind
a man of perspicacious judgment
a wise and sagacious leader
tending to or able to penetratea penetrating stare
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in the sense of acute
penetrating in perception or insightHis relaxed exterior hides an extremely acute mind.
in the sense of alert
watchful and attentiveHe had been spotted by an alert neighbour.
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