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piercing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of piercing

  1. 1 causing intense discomfort to one's skin that light sweater will be no match for the piercing wind outside Synonyms of piercing biting, bitter, keen, penetrating, cutting, raw, sharp, shrewd, smarting, stingingWords Related to piercing brisk, invigorating, nippy, snappy; needlelike, prickly, tingling; caustic, corrosiveNear Antonyms of piercing balmy, gentle, mild, soothing

  2. 2 marked by a high volume of sound the frightened child emitted a piercing shriek that could be heard all over the house Synonyms of piercing blaring, blasting, booming, clamorous, clangorous, deafening, earsplitting, loud, plangent, resounding, ringing, roaring, slam-bang, sonorous, stentorian, thundering, thunderousWords Related to piercing brazen, dinning, discordant, noisy, obstreperous, raucous, rip-roaring, vociferous; grating, harsh, overloud, sharp, shrill, squealing, stridentNear Antonyms of piercing dead, quiet, silent, still, stilly, ultraquiet; calm, dreamy, peaceful, restful, serene, soothing, tranquil; hushed, muffled, muted, softened, toned (down)Antonyms of piercing gentle, low, soft



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