Synonyms of piercing in English:

piercing


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adjective

1‘a piercing shriek’

SYNONYMS
shrill, ear-piercing, ear-splitting, high-pitched, air-rending, penetrating, shattering, strident, loud, strong
sharp, intrusive, screechy, squawky

2‘the piercing cold’

SYNONYMS
freezing, frosty, frigid, chill, chilling, glacial, arctic, wintry, sharp, keen, biting, stinging, cutting, penetrating, numbing, harsh, fierce, raw, bitter
British informal parky, Baltic
rare nipping

3‘a piercing pain’

SYNONYMS
intense, excruciating, agonizing, sharp, stabbing, shooting, stinging, severe, extreme, fierce, harrowing, searing, penetrating, racking, insufferable, unbearable, unendurable, torturous
rare exquisite

4‘a piercing glance’

SYNONYMS
shrewd, discerning, perceptive, probing, searching, observant, penetrating, penetrative, sharp, keen, alert, intent, inquisitive

5‘a piercing intelligence’

SYNONYMS
perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, penetrating, discerning, discriminating, intelligent, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, shrewd, insightful, keen, acute, astute, clever, smart, incisive, knife-like, razor-edged, trenchant, subtle, quick, ready, clear, sensitive, thoughtful, deep, profound