Meaning of PENETRATING in English


pen ‧ e ‧ trat ‧ ing /ˈpenətreɪtɪŋ, ˈpenɪtreɪtɪŋ/ BrE AmE adjective

1 . penetrating look/eyes/gaze etc a look etc which makes you feel uncomfortable and seems to see inside your mind:

a pair of penetrating dark eyes

He gave her a penetrating stare.

2 . showing an ability to understand things quickly and completely:

questions that are intelligent and penetrating

a penetrating analysis of the issue

3 . spreading and reaching everywhere:

the penetrating cold

4 . a penetrating sound is loud, clear, and often unpleasant:

a high, penetrating voice

—penetratingly adverb

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