Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

penetrating

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of penetrating

  1. causing intense discomfort to one's skin <an icy, penetrating rain that made you feel really miserable> Synonyms biting, bitter, keen, cutting, piercing, raw, sharp, shrewd, smarting, stingingRelated Words brisk, invigorating, nippy, snappy; needlelike, prickly, tingling; caustic, corrosiveNear Antonyms balmy, gentle, mild, soothing





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up penetrating? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!