Synonyms of piercing in English:

piercing


See definition of piercing

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

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