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English definition of “piercing”

piercing

adjective
 
 
/ˈpɪəsɪŋ/
STRONG A piercing noise, light, etc is very strong and unpleasant: I heard a loud, piercing scream.Noise and noisyPower and intensityEnergy, force and powerSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
EYES Piercing eyes seem to look at you very closely.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
(Definition of piercing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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