penetrating definition

  • adjective:
    • Able or appearing to enter: The penetrating odor of garlic shortly loaded the complete apartment.
    • Keenly perceptive or understanding; intense: The lecture supplied acute understanding of international affairs.
    • capable pierce or penetrate
    • demonstrating intense or keen understanding
    • Having the energy of entering, piercing, or pervading; sharp; subtile; penetrative.
    • Acute; discerning; sagacious; quick to realize.
    • having or demonstrating power to recognize or draw good differences
    • tending to penetrate; getting the power of entering or piercing
  • verb:
    • provide participle of penetrate.
  • others:
    • getting the power of moving into or through (some thing); razor-sharp; subtile: as, a penetrating smell.
    • Acute; discerning; fast to learn or recognize: as, a penetrating brain.

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