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Adjective
Tending to or able to penetrate
“He created music of penetrating sadness and beauty, and with only four solo albums released in his career, he had much more to offer.”
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Having or showing clear insight
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“His penetrating insights into aspects of health policy during the 1950s and 1960s are unsurpassed.”
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Able to make a way through or into something
“The puma nodded once and stepped outside into the penetrating cold.”
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Uncomfortably or unpleasantly cold
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“A raw, penetrating wind was blowing in off the plain.”
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Perceptive in a probing or searching way
“He was fairly short, a trifle rotund, with dark penetrating eyes that had a way of roving mercurially over objects under surveillance.”
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Having or showing clear insight
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Severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
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Vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
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Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise
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Inclined to shriek, or characterised by shrieks
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Thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
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(of sound heard) Pronounced in volume or depth
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Pervading, permeating, penetrating or affecting everything
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(of knowledge) Characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
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Directed towards the middle of something
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Inclined to find fault too readily
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Funny and clever
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(of an object or person) Evoking admiration through a physical presence
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Having or exhibiting clairvoyance
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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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To be making a hole
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Present participle for to physically pierce or probe into
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“Some of the crystals rained down hard enough to penetrate his shield, forcing their way through its outer shell.”
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Present participle for to understand, or try to understand, something
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“Many dismissed him as a crank and made little effort to penetrate his prose or make sense of his ideas.”
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Present participle for to be fully understood or realized by someone
“Mel pondered on his advice, letting the words slowly penetrate.”
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Present participle for to gain access to something, especially forcefully or unlawfully
“As recently as two weeks ago, we suspected that hackers were once again trying to penetrate our systems.”
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Present participle for to diffuse or permeate through
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“The video illustrates how sunrays penetrate through the surface of the water.”
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Present participle for to confront through the use of military force
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Present participle for to insert or introduce in a stealthy way
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Present participle for to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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Present participle for to exceed or cross a given limit
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Present participle for to spread through, causing a gradual change
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Present participle for to make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object
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Present participle for to have or gain use or entry of a particular service or location
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Breaking through
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Present participle for to discover something (after searching)
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Present participle for to examine something with great care
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Present participle for to remove contaminants or impurities from
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Present participle for enter someone's land or property without permission
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