› going through or into something:
a piercing criticism, question, remark, etc.
piercing eyes, look, gaze, etc.
adverb uk /ˈpɪə.sɪŋ.li/ us /ˈpɪr.sɪŋ.li/
(Definition of “piercing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Get a quick, free translation!
More meanings of “piercing”
Word of the Day