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English definition of “penetrating”

penetrating

adjective     /ˈpenɪtreɪtɪŋ/
INTELLIGENT intelligent and full of careful thought: a penetrating discussion/mind She wrote a penetrating analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet.IntelligencePerceptive
a penetrating gaze/look/stare, etc If someone gives you a penetrating look, you feel as if they know what you are thinking.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
STRONG If a sound is penetrating, it is very strong and unpleasant: a penetrating voice/screamNoise and noisy
(Definition of penetrating adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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